His smile can light up a crowd from a mile away. But there’s no mistaken the intensity of Glen “Big Baby” Davis when he plays basketball for the Sports Academy AAU team of Louisiana. Davis, 6-foot-8 and 345-pounds, first teased and kidded with his teammates and friends and then smacked around another opponent with his twisting, physical moves inside at the Super Showcase at the Wide World of Sports complex inside Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Davis continues to show why he is considered among the best players in the 2004 class. He uses his wide frame to seal off defenders, allowing his skillful hands to put in easy baskets. It’s a process that Davis repeats several times during each game. “I am trying to lose weight,” Davis said. “I am working with a trainer and doing all sorts of exercises.”
Davis is already pretty agile but as he tones his body the big man will be a more effective player on the college level. There have been reports stating that LSU leads and Davis hears that. “That’s always going to be said because it’s close to home,” Davis explained. “LSU is certainly on my list. But I want to look at other schools too.”
Davis added: “LSU, Indiana, Miami, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Georgia are on my list now. I want to take all five of my visits before I make a decision. I want to be sure of my college decision because it’s a very important decision.”
The personable Davis also said he has received important advice from a former NBA star. “George Gervin has been great with me. He told me to be humble with the ball. I want to be a player that not only can score but help others to score too.”
Davis, who is ranked at number six on our Rivals150 list, is also a standout in football. The defensive end, ranked at number 51 by Rivals100, has consistently said this summer that he intends to pursue basketball at the next level.
“Big Baby” can score inside for sure. But he is a very good passer. He consistently sets up teammates for easy layups when he faces double and triple-teamming. “It’s more fun to win than it is to score yourself,” he said. “I want to win. I want to go to a program that has a chance to win too. That’s going to be part of my decision.”