Warren Central High School junior Tae Davis is poised to make his college decision on Saturday.
The 6-7 Davis, who had 15 points in a 76-63 season-opening win over Tech on Wednesday, is one of the top prospects in the 2022 in-state class. Davis, who is ranked No. 134 nationally on the 247sports composite, has offers from Butler, Indiana, Purdue, Louisville, Nebraska and Xavier.
Davis said the timing of his decision at the outset of his junior season is a simple one.
“I wanted to get it out of the way,” he said. “The schools that are here now I know are the ones most interested in me. Those are the schools that have been on me for a while. It’s really that. I can focus on my (high school season).”
Davis, who averaged 10.9 points and 4.7 rebounds as a sophomore at Lawrence Central before transferring to Warren Central to follow his father, former Lawrence Central assistant D’Andre Davis, has a family connection to Louisville. His older brother, Dre Davis, was an Indiana All-Star last season at Lawrence Central and is off to a good start as a starter in three games for Louisville, averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds.
“Dre has talked to me about recruiting, but not about going where he’s at,” Davis said. “He’s talked to me about the process and different things, how to pick your school and things like that. But he never told me to go here or here or anything like that. He just gave me information and advice on his process.”
Watching his older brother go through the recruiting process did help Davis learn what to look for and get a sense of what was important in finding the right fit for himself.
“He took me on some of his visits when he first started getting offers and interest and things like that,” Davis said. “I learned a whole lot.”
Davis’ Warren Central team got off to a solid start in the win over Tech. Senior Malik Stanley led the Warriors with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and junior Chandler Jackson added 15 points and four rebounds. The Warriors led by as many as 24 points in the second half.
“I think we started off with great energy,” Davis said. “We jumped on them from the start. We started to fade out a little bit after a good start. We played well in spurts, but I think overall we had a good first game. We just have to keep that energy that we started with, stay even-keel and play better on defense for the whole game.”
Warren Central’s next game is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday against Crispus Attucks at Brownsburg.
Saturday event at Brownsburg
The first All-State Insurance Sneakers for Santa Shootout is set for Saturday with seven games. The event, sponsored by Ryan Owens All-State Insurance, will ask fans who are able to attend to donate a new or gently-used pair of shoes for children in need with donations benefiting Samaritan’s Feet.
Per local health department guidelines, only family members will be allowed to attend the games with presale tickets for each game. The facility will be cleared between games and all attendees will be required to wear a face covering. All games will be broadcast live on ISCSportsNetwork.com.
Here is the lineup of games:
Brownsburg vs. Gary 21st Century, 10:30 a.m.
North Central vs. Plainfield, noon
Hamilton Southeastern vs. Cincinnati St. Xavier, 1:30 p.m.
Warren Central vs. Crispus Attucks, 3 p.m.
Lawrence North vs. Hammond, 4:45 p.m.
Hamilton (Ohio) vs. Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, 6:25 p.m.
Cathedral vs. Homestead, 8:05 p.m.
Call Star reporter Kyle Neddenriep at 317-444-6649.