The Blackhawk Christian class of 2021 has long been a respected one and the ‘next Davidson up,’ Marcus Davidson has played a big role in that class since they were in middle school. Now, heading into his junior season, Davidson has graduated into being a crucial piece for the defending Class 1A state champions.
It didn’t take long into last season for Davidson to show that he was going to be able to contribute at a high level. In the first week of December, he scored 25 points, hitting five three pointers, in a dominant win over Elkhart Christian. In the second to last game of the year, a semistate win over Lafayette Central Catholic, he put in a near flawless 15 points. Davidson averaged 9.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists during his sophomore season and punched in several games where he was a top scorer along the way.
The key heading into the 2019-2020 season is to make sure that others realize that this Davidson is much more than just a jump shooter, which is an identity that many tried to peg older brother Frankie with too at this age. Marcus spent last season as a de facto sixth man for the state champions, but will slide easily into a starting role this year to pick up a scoring load vacated by a hoard of graduated players. Davidson is quite the shooter, nobody should take that away from him, but his ability to get to the basket is improving, he is a quality perimeter defender and he will be a vocal leader for this Braves group, much more outspoken than Frankie was last season.
“Marcus had a great offseason – he is extremely dedicated to improving his game. We will look to him to take on more of a leadership role this season,” Blackhawk Christian coach Marc Davidson says.