This story is a couple of months old, but with Indiana’s basketball players back on campus and working out again, I feel it bears repeating: De’Ron Davis is going to look a whole lot different this season.
During a fundraising event at Huber Farms in June, new coach Archie Miller said Davis had already dropped 16 pounds, going from 271 lbs to 255 lbs in four weeks. By the time Indiana fans get an opportunity to see him at Hoosier Hysteria, he’ll likely be even slimmer than that.
“You can start to see the bounce in him a little bit when he’s on the floor, when he’s in the locker room, when he’s around our staff, he’s got a much more positive bounce. He feels good about what he’s doing right now,” Miller told reporters in June. “If he stays with it and keeps doing what he’s doing, it’s going to set him up for a great start.”
Davis, a 6-foot-10 rising sophomore, had a difficult time staying on the floor for long stretches at times during his freshman season. That was due, in part, to him being slightly out of shape.
Davis will be a key to Indiana’s success this season, so it’s certainly positive news that he’s reshaped his body during the offseason.