Quron Davis is a work in progress.
Simeon's tallest player at 6-foot-9, Davis doesn't play a lot of meaningful minutes, but his potential is such that he earned a Division I scholarship.
He'll play for Chicago State next season for Simeon graduate Tracy Dildy. He prepares daily by going against Russell Woods and Jabari Parker in practice.
Best basketball memory?
Freshman year, the state playoff game when (Waukegan's) Jereme Richmond dunked on (Young's) Sam Thompson. I didn't expect that. You expect that from a pro.
Why did you choose Simeon?
To get better. I wasn't that good in eighth grade. A lot people said I wouldn't play sophomore or varsity, but I started working my way higher and higher.
Do you ever wish you went somewhere you would play more?
There have been times when I'm on the bench a lot and I know I could transfer and start plenty of other places. I just stayed. This program is about being dedicated and faithful.
What do you need to improve to have success at Chicago State?
I need to finish better. I'm pretty big and I get fouled a lot. When I get fouled, I need to finish more often. I work on getting hit a lot while I'm finishing.
What do you like about Coach Dildy?
He is real cool. I'm connected with him. I can relate to him a lot. I like his personality and coaching style
Best thing about Simeon?
The coaches and players are all funny. Off the court they are good as people. A lot of people think they are strictly business.
Who's the funniest?
Kendall Pollard and Coach Rob (Smith).
Best friend on the team?
Movie: "The Avengers"
TV show: "Martin"
Music: Rap. Chief Keef.
Basketball players: Carmelo Anthony and Zach Randolph.
Book: Hunger Games.
Food: Hot wings.
What do you plan to study at Chicago State?
Video game creator.
If I wasn't playing basketball I'd be?
Playing video games, getting good grades.
I can't live without?
What you get for Christmas?
Some shoes and my car fixed. It's a baby blue Chrysler
New Year's resolution?
I've got a mouth on me. I don't know when to shut up sometimes, so just to watch what I say.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times