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Mike Davis Returns After NBA Flirtation

Mike Davis (Holly Smith)

The NBA has a process athletes can follow to discover their pro potential prior to the draft. If those uncertain to be lottery picks follow the process laid out, they can receive a proper evaluation and still retain their college eligibility. Illini forward Mike Davis followed that path, found out what he needs to work on, and is now dedicated to having a great senior season.

Upcoming senior Mike Davis wants to play pro basketball. He has done well enough in his first three seasons at Illinois to warrant consideration for the pros, so he chose to submit his name for the NBA draft and get professional feedback on his draft potential. He was told he would not be a first round draft pick, so he decided to withdraw from the draft and return to the UI for his final...

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