There is no doubt that readers of Spartan Nation knew all about Davis and our expectactions for him, long before he arrived in East Lansing. He has done nothing to make those projections look less than exemplary. Now the B1G has chimed in on his play naming him Co-Freshman of the week. Here is the notice sent out by MSU SID Matt Larson:
Davis Named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week
Spartan forward averaged 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks.
Michigan State freshman forward Deyonta Davis averaged 11.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 7.0 points on 63.6 percent shooting in a pair of Spartan victories to earn Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week honors, the conference office announced on Monday. This is the second weekly honor of Davis’ career, having also been honored on Nov. 30.
Davis opened the week by breaking the MSU freshman single-game block record with six rejections against the Wildcats. He also scored eight points and matched his season high with 11 rebounds. The six blocks also matched the second-best single-game effort in school history. Against Rutgers, Davis once again grabbed 11 rebounds and added six points and two blocks.
On the season, Davis is averaging 8.0 points and 5.7 rebounds, ranking second in the Big Ten in field-goal percentage (.636) and third in blocks (2.0 bpg).
Here is just ONE example of the Deyonta Davis athleticism.