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IU basketball player Devin Davis “making rapid progress,” to be transferred to Indianapolis

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Indiana forward Devin Davis gets ready to dunk during Hoosier Hysteria at Assembly Hall.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Nov. 7, 2014)—Indiana University men’s basketball player Devin Davis is expected to be transferred to an Indianapolis hospital to continue his treatment, said university officials Friday.

“I am happy to report that Devin is making rapid progress towards his recovery,” said Dr. Larry Rink, the team’s physician. “He is advancing rapidly in his rehabilitation. The Hoosier Nation would be proud of Devin.”

Davis, 19, was seriously hurt after being struck by a vehicle driven by freshman teammate Emmit Holt. When emergency crews arrived to the scene, they found Davis lying unconscious in the street, suffering from a head wound.

Friday, officials said Davis would continue rehabilitation closer to home in Indianapolis.

“He is very alert and a couple of weeks ahead of where they thought he would be,” said his father, Devin Davis, Sr.

Holt, 18, was cited for illegal consumption of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and for operating under the influence of alcohol under the age of 21, an infraction. He originally registered a blood alcohol content of 0.025 after the incident. A crash reported indicated Davis also had been drinking.

Just days after the tragedy, IU basketball sophomores Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson were suspended for four games after failing drug tests.

Head Coach Tom Crean addressed the media earlier this week, stating ““When you are held to a different standard, it’s a 24-7 standard you really have to work towards. We have 24-7 responsibility, 24-7 accountability. That comes with it.”

The men’s basketball team kicked off the 2014-15 season at Assembly Hall Thursday in an exhibition game against Northwood. IU won the game 94-70.