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Next Stop: NBA? Muskegon's Deyonta Davis rising on NBA Draft boards

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Just one year ago, Deyonta Davis was coming off of a season where he helped lead Muskegon to a Class A State Championship, while capping off his high school career with a Mr. Basketball Award.

This year, Davis has burst onto the college basketball scene, playing a key role in Michigan State’s 16-1 record and No. 4 ranking in the country.

Next year? We very well could be seeing Davis in the NBA.

ESPN draft guru Chad Forde released his latest edition of his “NBA Draft Big Board”, listing the top prospects in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft this June and the Muskegon product checked in as the No. 17 rated prospect.

What Davis has accomplished in just 17 games as a collegiate player has been impressive, turning into one of the country’s best defensive big men, while showing plenty of promise with his offensive game.

So far this season, Davis is averaging 8.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in over 17 minutes per game this season.

It is not clear whether 6-foot-10 big man would consider going pro after his freshman season, but one thing is clear, Davis has caught the eye of NBA scouts.