Updated: Jun 11, 2022
Section 7, put on by the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association, is objectively one of the most impressive, expansive summer high school tournaments in the country. It was held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, over Father’s Day weekend and Pro Insight was on hand to cover the event. In between games, we caught up with Isaac Davis, the talented forward who suits up for Hillcrest High School (ID) and the Utah Prospects (UT). Throughout the event, Davis highlighted his interior scoring, facilitating, rebounding, and two-way versatility in front of hundreds of college coaches.
As part of the Pro Insight Q&A series, Davis talked about his background, his off-court interests, his recruitment update, and more.
For the next installment of the Pro Insight Q&A series, we present 2024 prospect Isaac Davis, from Rexburg, Idaho:
Pro Insight: Can you share a bit about your background?
Isaac Davis: I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and I’m adopted. I live in Idaho and have four brothers and sisters. It’s good, we get in fights sometimes, but it’s fine [smiles]. I’ve played basketball almost my whole life growing up.
PI: Do you play other sports?
ID: No, I just mainly focus on basketball. Nothing else.
PI: How do you enjoy eastern Idaho?
ID: It’s cold, but it’s nice though. It’s fun.
PI: What are your current measurements?
ID: I’m not really sure, honestly. The doctor says I’m 6’6” or 6’7”, but I mostly just say 6’7”.
PI: Where do you get your size from?
ID: My birth dad, he was 6’11” and my birth mom was 6’5”. My grandma was about 6’3” and all of my uncles are above 6’8”. So I get it from my mom’s side.
PI: Any biological siblings who also play sports?
ID: I honestly don’t really know because I haven’t heard a lot about them. I’d have to ask my parents about that one.
PI: Describe your game. What are some of your strengths?
ID: I love the spin move, nobody can really stop me on that one. I’ve been doing that for a while. I’m working on my 3, I want to be good at shooting 3s, as well. I’m dunking a lot, I’m insane at dunking [smiles]. I do that a lot.
PI: What are some improvement areas?
ID: Bringing up the ball more, I haven’t done that a lot. I want to work on my dribbling. More of my outside game.
PI: What are some underrated aspects?
ID: I’m really good at passing. I love passing the ball.
PI: Why do you enjoy passing so much?
ID: I’ve always watched LeBron James a lot and I’ve always tried to imitate his passing and stuff. I think it’s so cool when the ball moves. It makes for a funner team to watch instead of isolating. I think it’s more fun, the game goes by quicker, and we all get good looks.
PI: When do you feel like you really started to get noticed as a prospect?
ID: When I was in about seventh grade I was noticed by a coach. I think it was a BYU coach, he came down and watched. It was with Matt Jolley, they were talking to me a little bit. Then at the start of freshman year I started to get looked at more. Because of COVID it was harder for coaches to come out and stuff, but yeah.
PI: What’s the update with your recruitment?
ID: Utah State has been hitting me up a lot. They want me to come really bad. I’m supposed to go on a visit pretty soon, but yeah Utah State mostly. BYU, Dixie State, Utah, and other places have also reached out...schools like Idaho State, Montana, Southern Utah, UC-Davis.
PI: Your dad went to Utah State, right?
ID: Yeah he went there when he was younger. He really wants me to go [laughs]. He’s been talking about it a lot [laughs].
PI: What are you looking for in a school of choice?
ID: It would honestly be nice to be by home so my parents could come and watch and they don’t have to fly everywhere. But I’m good with whatever. I’d like to play at Utah State, I think that would be fun.
PI: How would you describe your on vs. off court personality?
ID: On the court I talk a lot of **** sometimes. I talk smack sometimes. It’s just how it is, but off the court I’m a nice person. Not as social, like I’ll talk to my teammates, but when I’m at school I’m not really paying attention to any distractions. I’ve always got my earbuds in and just chilling, just doing my homework and stuff. But yeah, I’m a pretty fun guy.
PI: What do you enjoy doing off the court?
ID: I like to fish. I feel like it relieves stress sometimes. Like if I’m just stressed about school work for instance, my dad will take me out fishing and stuff. We have a cabin near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, by the Tetons, so I’ll go up there and just fish.
PI: How would you describe yourself in four words?
ID: You can’t guard me.
PI: At the end of the day, what do you hope to be remembered for?
ID: I want to be a good person that everybody knows, that I’m nice on the court, I keep my composure. Coaches are going to look for kids that are good with their teammates, coaches, and refs…and guys who keep their composure. Not some goofball idiot that is just talking back and stuff. So I want to be known as a respectful person.