The “j” in the first name of the leading scorer, rebounder and shot blocker for Whiteland’s boys basketball team is noticeably silent.
This is because Dejan, a popular male name in Bosnia-Herzegovina, birthplace of Dejan Davis’ mother, Vera, is pronounced Day-en.
Not to worry. Hard work has placed a fairly dependable “J” in the 6-foot-5 senior’s offensive repertoire. Even as the Warriors’ starting center, Davis this season has stepped back to deliver on 3 of 6 3-point attempts, including a pair of baseline all-netters in last week’s 51-47 semifinal loss to Center Grove at the Johnson County Tournament.
“The real plus with Dejan is he’s been versatile for us. He’s been able to stretch defenses with that 10- to 15-foot jump shot,” said Warriors coach Matt Wadsworth, whose squad hosts county rival Franklin tonight in a critical Mid-State Conference showdown.
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