Monday, August 6, 2012

Nina Davis Nike Nationals Evaluation

If you have not heard by now, the Tennessee Flight won both the Nationals and Junior Divisions of the 2012 Nike Nationals July 28-31 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Twenty Nike-sponsored teams competed in the Nationals Division while 16 were in the Junior Division. The win in the Nationals Division was the third for the Flight, having previously won in 2008 and 2010.

Memphis Central's, Nina Davis, is a member of the Tennessee Flight Silver squad. Nina put in a lot of work this summer as a major contributor to the squad and definitely solidified herself as a high major 2013 prospect.

Mark Lewis of completed his Nike Nationals recap with this evaluation of Nina:
It’s easy to talk about all the big names on the Tennessee Flight’s roster and we wrote up high impact utility player Olivia Jones in our first coverage. But it would be wrong to finish this article without mentioning the contributions and quality of play of Nina Davis (2013 – Memphis, Tenn.). While almost always seen as a perimeter player on any roster or recruiting list (and even the Flight roster!), the 6-0 Davis made a living down low for Flight in Augusta and throughout the summer. There’s nothing flashy or extraordinary about her low post effort other than she either finished or got to the line at virtually every opportunity. Bigger still in Flight’s success was Davis’s rebounding which would have made Dennis Rodman proud. Long term she still may find a home at the #3 but the flexibility to take a smaller match up to the block could make her a real commodity.

Read the complete recap

ESPN HoopGurlz's Keil Moore evaluation of Nina:
Nina Davis (Memphis, Tenn.), TN Flight Silver 16U: At 6-foot, Davis has the ability to impact a basketball game in a variety of ways. Inch-for-inch, she is one of the better rebounding forwards in the class of 2013. Her knack for finding the ball and attacking the glass helped her team throughout the tournament as she managed to consistently outrebound players three or four inches taller. Davis' efforts on the glass were matched by her ability to score the basketball in a variety of ways. While Davis has a bit of an unconventional release on her perimeter jumper, she manages to connect on a high percentage of her open shots, forcing defenses to play her honest and guard her out to almost the 3-point line. Because of her ability to make an open shot, Davis was often presented with quality driving lanes and was able to attack the basket and use her athleticism to her advantage. As a college prospect, Davis has the ability to play both forward spots. She should be able to exploit defenders fairly well at the next level, depending on matchups.
Read complete ESPN Hoopgurlz eval

1 comment:

  1. Very accurate description of Nina's work. She does not take plays off and is always working. Congratulations Nina, you made a big statement of your play at the Nike Nationals.


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