Tracking every departure, arrival and roster change in Louisville basketball's 2022 offseason

Tracking every departure, arrival and roster change in Louisville basketball’s 2022 offseason

Forward Dre Davis, who is from Indianapolis and played two seasons at U of L, put his name into the portal on April 5.

The 6-foot-6 Davis was the fourth-leading scorer on the team for the Cardinals this past season, averaging 7.4 points a game. He started 23 of the 30 games for the Cardinals and also averaged 3.0 rebounds, and 1.1 steals a game for U of L.

Davis averaged 20 minutes an outing and hit 42.7 percent from the field, but was just 11 of 53 (20.8 percent) from three-point range. He scored in double figures 10 times, with him reaching a season-high of 18 points against Detroit-Mercy and Miami.

Davis was one of the three players who were in attendance for the Kenny Payne press conference when he was hired at U of L and said then he had a decision to make.

“It’s kind of scary when you lose a head coach when you are going into a new season and not really knowing your plans for the future,” Davis said. “They did this process in a timely manner, faster than normal I’d say. I think it was good because it gives us an opportunity to get ahead in the game and get a plan for moving forward.”

RECRUIT DE-COMMITMENTS

Louisville had a three-player Class of 2022 recruiting class, but that is now down to just two.

On March 26, Indianapolis forward Tae Davis asked for a release from his letter of intent, and less than a week later Bahamian big man Frederick King requested his release.

Phoenix, Ariz., Hillcrest Prep guard Kamari Lands is the lone member of the ’22 class at this point.

Davis played at Indianapolis Warren Central and is the brother of current U of L sophomore Dre Davis, who has not made any announcements on his future. The younger Davis verbally committed to U of L on December 5 of 2020 over scholarship offers from Indiana, Purdue, and Xavier.

As a junior, Davis was named an Indiana All-Star following a season that saw him average 13.5 points a game for a team that went 19-7 and lost by one point to Class 4A state finalist Lawrence North. As a senior, Davis was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association named its “Supreme 15” all-state honors, and helped his team to a 15-8 record.

Davis is listed as the nation’s No. 139 overall prospect by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

The 6-foot-10 King, who is the No. 133 overall prospect in the 2022 class, is a big man out of Mexico City (Mexico) NBA Academy Latin America. He committed to Chris Mack on November 9th over offers from Creighton, Washington State, Georgetown, and Miami among others.

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