Darrell Davis started as a freshman and progressed steadily during his four-year varsity career at Douglass, culminating with the Hurricanes reaching the Class B state basketball semifinals and him being named Class B player of the Year by the Associated Press.
The 6-4 point guard was a Mr. Basketball finalist and finished his senior season averaging 24.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. A student-athlete in the truest sense, Davis boasted a 4.0 grade point average and was named Proud Strong Learner of the Week three times in his career. He will enroll this fall at the University of Dayton on a basketball scholarship.
“It’s been great coaching Darrell,” Douglass coach Nkwane Young said. “I’ve been coaching him since his freshman year. First off, he’s a good kid. He’s a 4.0 student in the classroom. He’s always been one of those kids that if you give him an extra assignment, he’ll stay after school to do it and make sure to get an A. From the basketball standpoint, he was one of my hardest workers. He got better and better each year.”
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week award is representative of the league’s top boys and girls athletes. The award is presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and sponsored for the fourth year in a row by Detroit-area McDonald’s owner-operators.