Indiana University released an update on the condition of hospitalized forward Devin Davis on Sunday, with team doctor Larry Rink saying Davis is improving, his speech is normal and he has the use of all of his extremities.
Davis was in serious condition on Saturday after he was hit by a car driven by teammate Emmitt Holt.
Indiana coach Tom Crean said the following in a statement:
Too often in life, we all take for granted the simple tasks of opening our eyes, processing thoughts and putting a simple sentence together. In our program, we routinely emphasize to our players that everything matters and watching Devin improve just over the last 36 hours has furthered our belief in that approach.
On behalf of the Davis family and the IU men's basketball program, we appreciate the concern, calls, texts, and thoughts and prayers we have received. We are especially grateful for every doctor, nurse, and staff member at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. We look forward to his continued recovery.
Holt, a freshman, was cited after the accident for illegal consumption and operating a vehicle with a BAC above .02. His BAC was registered at .025.
Davis averaged 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 29 games last season. The Indianapolis native started two of the Hoosiers' five games during their offseason trip to Canada, leading the team in rebounding (7.6 per game) and field goal percentage (77.8).
Holt, a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, committed to Indiana in August.
Crean said after the accident Saturday that the program would continue to support Davis and Holt "in every possible way."
- Ben Estes