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Ryan Lommen: What’s your mindset going into year 2 of EYBL?
Daejon Davis: Focus more on winning games, especially ones that could have put us into contention and not as much focus on stats.
RL: What is it like following in the footsteps of Brandon Roy,
Tony Wroten and Will Conroy while playing at Garfield?
Davis: It's an honor. Most teams don’t have that pleasure. Gives me an opportunity to prove that I can be on that list someday.
RL: Who is your most talented teammate going into the EYBL season?
Davis: Jaylen Nowell because he can score the ball whenever and is a much better defender. Also, he’s a returner so were going to try point the guys in the right direction. We have talented guards, Khalil Shabazz, Terrell Brown, Phil Fuller, CJ Elleby, Kevin Porter. That's a group. We're going to be a really good team going into this year. Although we're a little undersized, we have a lot of heart and that helps when attacking the boards.
RL: What is your relationship like with Lorenzo Romar?
Davis: Coach Romar has always been there for me and that hasn’t changed much since i committed. Living 10 minutes from UW has definitely helped our relationship. From working out with Wroten and a bunch of guys at UW, he was always around me and he’s been a huge supporter throughout my career.
RL: What is it like representing the state of Washington on the national level while playing for Rotary in the EYBL?
Davis: Jaylen Nowell and I are looking to do something no one has ever done from Garfield and that's be McDAA and not many from Washington have either. We have literally watched guys from Washington in years past not getting enough attention/ respect anywhere so we take that to heart but don’t take it too personally.