'Raw Recruits'

The swindling, rule-bending, and backdoor-dealing in college sports is taken for granted these days, but it was a far less scrutinized ecosystem before Alexander Wolff and Armen Keteyian wrote 'Raw Recruits,' an exposé if there ever was one.

"It was the first to really talk about grassroots basketball and the nefarious influence of sneaker companies on that scene and how everything goes down in that world," Davis says. "It's supposed to repulse us, all these characters, all these leeches. It's repulsive, right? Let me tell you the dirty little secret. It's fascinating. I love it."

Davis is also quick to admit that he's just another guy making a buck off athletes. It is what it is.