Brad Davison is an elite student-athlete currently attending Maple Grove High School in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Currently unranked as a member of the class of 2017, that is set to change drastically as the 6’3 combo-guard averages 16.8 ppg on 55 FG%, 47 3PT%, 4.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, and 1.1 spg for Howard Pulley on the EYBL circuit, including a 37 point performance and near triple-double in an overtime win at Boo Williams. Best known for his shooting, feel, and competitiveness on the hardwood, Davison is also an excellent student with offers from Yale and Harvard and interest from Princeton and Stanford.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: You’re running with Howard Pulley on the EYBL circuit, can you tell us how things are going for the team and you individually?
BD: The summer is going great! We are 11 and in the EYBL and 29 and 0 for the summer. Everyone on the team is playing really well and we have really good team chemistry this year!
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar and what parts of your game do you work on?
BD: I am a combo guard that is playing both point guard and shooting guard this summer. I play point guard in high school, so this summer I have been working on my 3 point shot the most to become more consistent because my primary role is shooting guard for Howard Pulley.
EM: Do you study or emulate any college or pro players?
BD: Two players that really influenced the way I play would be Jon Scheyer and Aaron Craft because I grew up watching both of them play!
EM: What motivates you on the hardwood?
BD: Every time I step on the floor, I feel like I have something to prove and I just try do everything I can to help my team win.
EM: Who’s been an inspiration to you in your basketball career?
BD: I would say my sisters just because I know how hard they have worked to get to where they are today and they have had a lot of success over the years.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 14, 2016
Brad Davison gets fouled on a 3 as time expires! pic.twitter.com/VBX9hNZJ6y
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 14, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
BD: Math! It has always been my favorite subject growing up.
EM: If any idea, what do you plan to major in when attending college?
BD: I plan to major with a business degree right now but what I really want to do is become a college coach!
EM: What music/songs do you listen to before a game?
BD: I switch it up. I rotate between Drake, Future, Bryson Tiller, or Kevin Gates.
EM: Favorite NBA team and player?
BD: I would probably say the Wolves since they are the home team! My favorite player is Kyrie Irving.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 15, 2016
Brad Davison not having issues defensively with Johnson, who is one of the more explosive PG's in the country. Davison winning this battle.
— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) May 15, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered you?
BD: NC State, UNI, Harvard, Yale, Dayton, Nebraska, Davidson, and lots of others.
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered:
BD: Wisconsin, Stanford, Princeton, Pepperdine, and Georgia Tech are schools that I have heard from directly.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
BD: No, I play football so it makes my schedule very busy in the summer to plan visits. My sister is also getting married in June so that’s another busy factor.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
BD: The biggest thing for me is the balance between academics and basketball. Basketball wise, the most important things are our relationship with the coaches and how I fit into the system and players that are there.
Brad Davison has continued his tear with undefeated Pulley. 17 pts on an unreal 68 eFG% + 4.5reb and 3.5ast? That's incredible productivity.
— Matt Jessen-Howard (@mjessenhoward) May 16, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
BD: My goals are to finish this school year and summer strong and keep improving everyday!
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
BD: My biggest advice would be to put your faith in God because he has a plan for you more glorious then anything you could imagine.
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