Indiana basketball got a major wakeup call on Saturday morning when sophomore forward Devin Davis was seriously injured in a car accident where the car that hit him belonged to freshman teammate Emmitt Holt. According to ESPN, Holt was apparently cited for illegal consumption and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content above 0.02. Davis’s condition has since improved and now has full use of all his extremities.
Sgt. Jeffery Canada said the passengers of Holt’s SUV dropped Davis off “when, for unknown reasons, Mr. Davis came into the roadway and struck the side of the vehicle near the front passenger windshield.”
Indiana head coach Tom Crean said in statement, “Too often in life, we all take for granted the simple tasks of opening our eyes, processing thoughts and putting a simple sentence together,” he said in a statement. “In our program, we routinely emphasize to our players that everything matters and watching Devin improve just over the last 36 hours has furthered our belief in that approach.” Crean also cancelled Saturday’s open practice and scrimmage.
It truly is a miracle and blessing that Davis is continuing to improve and he will be alright. That being said, drinking and driving is not to be taken lightly. Even if you only had a couple drinks, it’s always better to just call a cab, friend or coach. I’m sure Crean is relaying this same message to his players. I guess some people don’t realize how things can happen in a matter of seconds until it happens to them. We wish the entire Indiana basketball community the best of luck through this difficult time.