Deyonta Davis, a former Muskegon High School basketball standout who starred as a freshman for Michigan State this season, has decided to leave school and enter the June NBA draft.LSJ Logo incert

“Davis, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward from Muskegon, averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in his lone season with the Spartans,” the Detroit Free Press reported. “He set the school freshman record with 64 blocked shots, second-most in a season in program history.”

Davis won the 2015 Mr. Basketball Award as the top senior high school player in Michigan. As a junior he helped Muskegon post a perfect 28-0 record and win the Class A state title.

He was projected by several experts to be a first-round NBA draft pick this year if he decided to leave college.

“The information that came back made me decide to enter the draft,” Davis was quoted as saying in a press release. “It was a tough decision, but after talking to my family and coaches, I felt it was the right decision and one I’m fully committed to.”