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INDIANA BASKETBALL RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Lawrence Central’s Dre Davis decommits from Nebraska, but Bears could be elite

By: , October 16, 2019, 7:51 pm

Lawrence Central should be in the hunt for a Class 4A IHSAA boys basketball championship this winter with a loaded lineup consisting of multiple coldblooded assassins headed for high-major college landing spots. The Bears’ perimeter attack in 2020 has the potential to be elite on a national level.

Let’s check in with Lawrence Central cage crew on the recruiting trail, shall we?

Mr. Basketball candidate Dre Davis, the Bears’ 6-foot-6 senior small forward, re-opened his recruitment earlier this week by de-committing from Nebraska. Davis and his baby brother, 6-foot-3 shooting guard D’Ante Davis both recently snared offers from Louisville. The younger Davis visited campus over this past weekend. The Davis brothers are both four-star recruits.

Senior point guard Nijel Pack, the No. 1 floor general in Indy, committed to Kansas State back in the spring and will join the elder Davis in the Mr. Basketball race. Dre Davis averaged 18 points and seven rebounds per game in 2019. Pack peppered the stat sheet for 16 points, six assists and almost three steals a night last season.

Over at Lawrence North, senior combo guard Tony Perkins is possibly the hottest prospect in the state’s Class of 2020 right now. He could easily be a four-star recruit by the end of the season. The 6-foot-5 Perkins picked up an Iowa offer this week. More Big Ten schools are starting to take notice after a stellar summer on the AAU and camping circuit. As a junior, Perkins tickled the twine for 17 points per game, earning rave reviews for his smooth, slashing style and tough-as-nails defense.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN