INDIANAPOLIS — Lawrence Central boys basketball and Dre Davis had a perfect season, except when facing arch rival Lawrence North.
22 wins otherwise, but LC went 0-for-3 against LN, including a season-ending loss in sectionals.
“I wouldn’t say there’s any regrets,” Davis explains. “We got knocked off, but there’s a lot to learn from it. That’s how I try to look at things, not regretful, but try to learn as much as I can from it.”
It’s only coincidence that Davis faces a similar situation now. He could view missing out on the end of his senior year with regret, but in some ways, he’s okay with it.
“I’m a real introvert,” he said with a smile. “Obviously, I wanted to graduate and walk the stage, but it’s not something I had to do. It was a want for me but not something I needed to do.”
But of course, there are some things every senior would like to have.
“I missed out on prom,” Davis added. “At first, I didn’t want to go. Looking at it now, I kind of wish I had the chance to. It is what it is. My life keeps going on.”
Davis will move on to Louisville, joining a Cardinals program that finished top 15 in the polls last season. His approach as a freshman joining an ACC contender?
“You always gotta come out, put your best foot forward every day.”