In today’s edition of Banner Morning:
• Adrian Chapman, De’Ron Davis and Devonte Green graduate from Indiana
Welcome Hoosier fans to today’s edition of Banner Morning — your daily rundown of IU basketball news and notes.
I’m Cameron Drummond and a trio of Hoosiers are now college grads.
Given the intense focus on winning and losing that comes with playing basketball at Indiana University, we often don’t pay enough attention to the successful off-court exploits of our favorite IU players.
Well, this past weekend was the optimal time for reflection in this regard as the designated days for the commencement of IU’s bicentennial class came and went.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional in-person graduation ceremonies have been postponed for the 2020 graduating class, but Saturday nonetheless represented an important moment for a group of young people who have persevered through a variety of challenges to earn their diplomas.
Included in this group are three former Indiana basketball players: Guards Adrian Chapman and Devonte Green, and forward De’Ron Davis.
Chapman spent just one year with the program as a walk-on this past season, and is set to graduate with a degree in safety management.
Davis and Green meanwhile were four-year mainstays in the Hoosier program, and players who were originally recruited to Indiana by former coach Tom Crean before electing to stay when Crean was later fired and replaced by Archie Miller.
Both players were the recipients of social media messages from the likes of Miller, men’s basketball Director of Athletic Performance Clif Marshall and men’s basketball Director of Basketball Operations Brian Walsh, congratulating the pair on “finishing the race” and becoming college graduates.
A video posted online by the IU men’s basketball Twitter account also took fans on a trip back in time, highlighting the best moments from the four seasons that Davis and Green spent with the Hoosiers.
This included some of their signature performances as Hoosiers, which came against the likes of Duke, Florida State and Michigan State.
For Davis in particular, it was an important symbolic weekend, as he tweeted that he discovered he was the first man in his family to graduate from college.
Davis earned a degree in sport communication while Green graduated with a degree in sports marketing and management.
Congratulations to all three graduates.
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We’ll be back on Friday with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in, your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.