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David Sloan

USA Basketball Notes

  • Participated in the 2016 USA U17 World Championship Team training camp.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA U16 National Team training camp.
  • Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team on April 23, 2015.
  • Participated in the 2014 USA Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp.

College Notes

  • Lists Eastern Kentucky, Louisville, Murray State, Samford, Western Kentucky, Wright State and Xavier among his college choices.

High School honors

  • All-5th Region first team (2014, 2015).
  • All-District 20 first team (2014, 2015).

High School Notes

  • Transferred to Ballard High School (Ky.) following his junior season in 2015-16.
  • Attended Taylor County High School (Ky.), where as a junior in 2015-16 he helped Taylor County to a 25-9 record, and the state tournament quarterfinals; averaged 20.0 ppg. and 4.4 rpg.
  • As a sophomore in 2014-15, helped his team to a 28-5 record, 2015 Kentucky 5th Region and District 20 championships and the state tournament sweet 16; averaged 13.7 ppg., 3.6 rpg. and 4.1 apg.
  • Averaged 12.6 ppg., 3.3 rpg. and 3.1 apg. as a freshman in 2013-14 as Taylor County finished with a 27-6 record and won the District 20 title and advanced to the 5th Region semifinals.

Personal Notes

  • Legal guardians are Tori and Richard Gatewood Jr.; has one brother, DaQuan Boyd (20).
  • Nickname is “Day Day.”
  • Has earned Student of the Week and Student of the Month honors at Taylor County High.
  • Brother played basketball at Kaskaskia College (Ill.).

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 4.
  • Favorite USA National Team athletes: Stephen Curry and LeBron James.
  • Plans on majoring in: physical therapy.
  • Top five movies of all time: “All About the Benjamins,” “Roll Bounce,” “Friday,” “Friday After Next” and “Family Guy.”
  • Favorite non-sports website: anything musical.
  • Favorite sports website:
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: fruit.
  • Favorite apps: Twitter and Instagram.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: chemistry.
  • Favorite basketball players of all time: Stephen Curry and LeBron James.
  • Favorite basketball teams: Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.
  • Favorite Olympian: LeBron James.
  • Best players ever faced: Jaylen Brown, Luke Kennard and Allonzo Trier.
  • Would compare his game to: Kyrie Irving and Rod Strickland.
  • Wears No. 10.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: listening to music.
  • Most people don’t know: he is quiet, and he plays pool.
  • Superstitious about: has to take a nap before games.
  • Has never traveled outside the United States.

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