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Interview: New York Lightning (NY) junior Dashawn Davis

07/06/2018, 6:00pm EDT
By D1 Circuit Staff

The NY Lightning are headed back to Peach Jam in large part due to their tremendous crop of guards.

Dashawn Davis is one of their on and off-court leaders, and we caught up with the talented junior before the Lightning compete in July.

Interview with Dashawn Davis

Nate Bucsko: How did you take a leadership role this year with the team that help you move on to Peach Jam?

Dashawn Davis: At first it was new and kind’ve hard to me, but as we went deeper into the the season it became first nature.

NB: What did you add to your game that helped you take the next step this season?

DD: I added a floater to my game as well as a pull up jumper.

NB: You kind of do everything on the court. Is that how you’ve always played or has everything come together as you’ve gotten more experienced?

DD: I've always played like that, it's been in me since a young age to do anything and everything to contribute to a win.

NB: Who is your role model off the court?

DD: My role is my older brother.

NB: What are you looking for in a program at the next level? Do you have a list?

DD: I'm looking to have great relationship with the coach and players; I need that program to match my playing style.

NB: What’s it going to take for you guys to win it all?

DD:  In order for us to win it all I think we need to play every game like it's our last game ever, we need to play for one another, and just give it everything we got.

NB: What are you trying to prove to people about your game by the end of the summer heading into next season?

DD: I'm trying to prove to people that I'm just as the best ranked players if not better.

NB: Describe the way your team plays in a few sentences.

DD: We are hard nose scrappy team. We play uptempo style of play, we get most of baskets in transition, and forced turnovers.

NB: If you could have dinner with 3 people living or dead, who would they be and why?

DD: Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard, Steph Curry. I feel like we have a lot in common I would pick their about certain things, asking them what it takes to be great. Because they had to deal with a lot of critics, weren't ranked in high school nor highly recruited.



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