JD Davison Up for Naismith High School Trophy
2021 Alabama Basketball commit JD Davison has been named one of the ten semifinalists for the Naismith High School Trophy for Boys Player of the Year. The Naismith Award is given to the best player in the country, and it is a very prestigious award.
This award has been won by stars such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Dwight Howard. Davison would be the second player from the state of Alabama to win the award, the first being Crimson Tide Alum Gerald Wallace.
Davison is a talented guard who can score from all over the floor. He attends Calhoun School in Letohatchee, AL, where he has averaged 35 points a game this season. He has also added 10.5 rebounds per game, which is a very valuable attribute in a guard who will be under Nate Oats' run and gun philosophy next season. He can jump out of the gym, but he also understands the game and can facilitate plays.
Davison is definitely a deserving candidate of the Naismith Award, as he has been showing out for his team all season. Regardless, he will be a valuable part of the Alabama Basketball team next season, and it will be fun to watch him thrive under head coach Nate Oats.
Auburn commit Jabari Smith Jr. is also one of the ten semifinalists, so there is a little in-state rivalry going on for the top high school player in the nation.
The Naismith High School Boys Player of the Year will be announced once all state championships have concluded.
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