Dre Davis caps off monster week with high honor

ACC logo as the Louisville Cardinals. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ACC logo as the Louisville Cardinals. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Louisville basketball star Dre Davis is sitting pretty after a dream-like week.

There may be no single person having a greater time than Louisville basketball freshman Dre Davis who has got to be on cloud nine after the tremendous week he just put together.

Somehow, that week just got even better for him.

On Monday, the University of Louisville was forced to announce the response from the NCAA that they received on account of the pending NCAA allegations against the basketball program and, in addition, that the basketball team would have to postpone their game against Wisconsin as part of the ACC-Big Ten challenge due to Covid reasons.

That all is very bad news and it is a rough break for the program after so many positives have been coming out of the early season as the team was producing very positive results with a shorthanded roster due to injury.

One of the positives of the early season has been true freshman Dre Davis, an early budding star for the team after just four games.

Davis was a day one starter for the team and in their most recent game, he scored his career high in points for the Cardinals against Western Kentucky where he put up 21 on 7-for-9 shooting.

Then, on the night of Dec. 5, Dre’s little brother, Tae, committed to the Louisville basketball team as a part of the 2022 class. Dre got to celebrate that moment with his younger brother over live video and Dre could be seen with a huge smile on his face as he celebrated his younger sibling’s accomplishment.

To top it all off, Dre just got another huge honor courtesy of the ACC.


On the first week the award was given out for the 2020-21 college basketball season, he took home ACC Freshman of the Week honors.

It’s just one of many outstanding weeks coming Davis’s way during this season. But, right now, it is necessary to highlight him for his outstanding accomplishment and the unique opportunity to watch his brother commit to the same program that he is achieving so much in.

Davis has been nothing short of a massive boost for the program ever since he set his feet on the court in game one. In a time where the Louisville basketball team needed a spark, Davis was there to give one.

The team has been completely decimated by injuries and Davis has had to step up logging over 35 minutes in each of Louisville’s last two games all while averaging 16.5 points and 4 rebounds per contest in that span.

There is not a Louisville fan in the universe that can quite contain their excitement fo the things that Davis is doing on the basketball court for the Cardinals. It’s amazing to see a freshman so comfortable early and only looking to grow upon what he has already done.

On the downside, it does not look like we will get to see Davis in action again until Dec. 16 when the Cardinals face NC State after the school announced that Wednesday’s matchup against Wisconsin would be postponed.

In what will be over a two week hiatus until the world is treated to more of Dre Davis playing basketball on a television, the Louisville basketball community will be chomping at the bit to see what wonderful things he has in store next.