There is a lot of young talent out in the Mountain West and Davis Fyans is one of those talented young players playing at the PG position out in Utah.
Name: Davis Fyans
City/State: Lehi, Utah
Position: Point Guard
Possible High School: Skyridge High School
Grassroots Team: Utah Hoops Elite
He is a downhill PG that is shifty with his handle and his footwork. He can finish against bigs off of both feet. He does a good job of setting up his defender with quick change of directions and quick sharp moves. He can get to the rim on straight-line drives and he has a good cross going both right-to-left and left-to-right. On the perimeter, he has a nice stop and pop mid-range and he also shows consistency at the three-point line.
Defensively, he is a tenacious on-ball defender with quick/active hands. He gets a lot of tips on the ball and he moves so well laterally that he can really frustrate his opponent.
You’re one of the better guards in the Mountain West in your class, what do you plan to do to remain as one of the best?
I am going to keep training and pushing myself to remain one of the best out here. I will get better in my games and at my practices but I will also continue to improve on my skills daily on the side. I have also been focusing on my nutrition and strength.
What is something that drives you to get better?
There are a lot of good players in my age group and they motivate me to continue to improve. I watch these elite players and it drives me to put in that effort to get better.
How would you describe your game?
I am a true point guard or some might call me a floor general. I have been told that I have great court vision and passing ability. I really like the pick n’ roll game. I like creating for my teammates and helping them get open shots. I can score when I need to. I do take pride in my defense but I also lead The Youngblood League in 3-pointers last season.
What are you currently working on?
I have been working on my mid-range game, especially my pull-up jumpers.
What is basketball like in your area?
Basketball is popular. There are a lot of good players and trainers. In my experience at the national level is that Utah might not have the most athletic players but they make up for it in skill and teamwork. We have a lot of good shooters out here.
Any local players you look up to?
Paul Peterson and Thomas Bullock. They have both made a name for themselves in their own way.
Where do you get your game from in the family?
My mom was a National Champion Ballroom Dancer. She went on to be a professional as well. I would think that I get my footwork from her. My dad was a swimmer and runner. He ran Cross-Country in college. I probably get my speed and endurance from him.
What would be your dream school?
Baylor, Duke, Gonzaga, and North Carolina. (In that order)
What player do you pattern your game after?
Trae Young, because of his ability to create shots and make plays. I also like to watch Donovan Mitchell, Kyrie Irving and Dane Lillard.
Do you play any other sports?
I am one belt away from becoming a black belt in karate, but I stopped to focus on basketball.
I am currently playing flag football, but I have played tennis, lacrosse, baseball, and soccer in the past.
Any Hidden talents?
Besides karate, I have been playing the piano for the past 7 years.
What is your favorite move?
Cross-Hesi, read play is my favorite.
Who would you like to thank?
I would like to thank my amazing coaches, trainers and teammates. I am also fortunate to be going into my 6th season playing under coach Brady Boman. He has played a huge part in where I am today.