Cory Davila has had a very productive season for his Basehor-Linwood team in his final season for the program. Davila has averaged 11 ppg while bringing in 7 rpg and dishing out 3 apg. Davila has been very efficient for the Bobcats scoring on 79% of his field goal attempts. Davila has improved mightily from last season and even this fall when I saw him before the season. A big man with incredible footwork who can run the floor and rebounds outside his area, Davila will be a huge steal for any program looking to add him. I was able to catch up with the senior to discuss his improvement, the season, and the mentality heading into this run towards a state championship.
RLH: How has the season been going for you at Basehor-Linwood?
It has been a very eventful and emotional season.
RLH: You guys are currently 17-2 overall and undefeated in league play (please correct me if I’m wrong–used MaxPreps). How are you guys handling the pressure of being a top team in the state?
We have been the top team for a while and we know that teams are coming to get us. We know that we have the talent and skill to keep being the top team. We just can’t relax. Respect every team and just play our game.
RLH: You’re one of your teams go-to scorers when they need a bucket and have incredible footwork for your age, is that something you have a great deal of confidence in?
I’m especially confident in my footwork and post moves. I know that very little can guard me. I just really enjoyed learning how to beat someone with honestly easy moves. Just had to perfect them.
RLH: You’re one of the best big men in your class in the state of Kansas, what’s your case for why you think you should be #1?
Why I should be #1, I think as a whole the #1 big man should be best at running the floor, foot work, defensive impact, and mentality. And I think I have all those qualities.
RLH: If a college coach asked what are the strong parts of your game? What would you say?
Like I answered before, running the floor, foot work, defensive impact, and mentality. But also my attitude. I’m a level-headed kid, I am not going to start a fight, not going to argue with a ref or coach. I know that my mentality is everything in this game.
RLH: What are you doing to improve as a basketball player?
I am currently working on ball handling skills and stretching my game outside the paint. Trying to gain confidence in the high post and highkey as well as the wings.
RLH: You guys are hitting the final stretch of your HS season before substate and state rolls around, what’s the message and mentality you guys have heading into this crucial stretch?
Our message is that we have to just go get it, take it, We have the pieces to win it all and that’s what we have to do.
RLH: Are there any updates on your college recruitment? What schools are contacting you the most? Any offers?
My college recruitment is still open. Many schools have contacted me, Mid-America Of Nazarene is strongly pursuing me. As well as Nebraska Concordia. I’m waiting till after the season to analyze my options and go on visits. No confirmed offers have been given to me.