Daejon Davis comes full circle and recommits to UW. His addition bumps the Huskies' 2017 class among the top four in the nation.
Seven months after re-opening his commitment and backing away from Washington, Garfield High standout Daejon Davis announced he’s going to play basketball for the Huskies after all.
Davis, a 6-foot-4 and 175-pound shooting guard, sent a tweet Monday wearing a UW jersey with a caption that read: “home sweet home.”
Davis originally committed to Washington in August of 2015. He told ESPN.com he was curious about seeing what other schools had to offer. He made visits to Gonzaga, Oregon, Stanford and Arizona.
“There was a piece of me that was unsure,” Davis said . “I didn’t know if I wanted to stay home or what I really wanted to do as far as college goes. But I wanted to do something special for my city. Just over time, I got to see other schools and I saw what was happening with Washington. I would have really messed up if I wasn’t a part of this.”
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Ultimately, Davis stayed home because he felt more comfortable with the Huskies.
“I’ve known that group of guys the longest,” he told ESPN.com. “The connection I have with everyone there around the school, from the academic adviser to the basketball staff to random people, the managers, the rebounders. Meeting those guys, knowing those guys, knowing that the support is going to be there.”
Davis is a consensus four-star prospect, according to the major recruiting services. ESPN him Davis 43rd nationally. He’s rated 45th by Scout.com and Rivals.com.
According to MaxPreps.com, Davis averaged 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.7 steals during 25 games as a junior last season at Garfield.
Despite a five-year NCAA tournament drought, UW coach Lorenzo Romar continues to haul in top recruits. The Huskies signed top-five prospect Markelle Fultz last year and two years ago assembled a top-12 class that included Dejounte Murray and Marquese Chriss – a pair of 2016 first-round NBA picks.
Washington’s 2016 recruiting class is ranked fourth by ESPN.com. Davis joins No. 2 overall prospect Michael Porter Jr., four-star guards Jaylen Nowell and Blake Harris and three-star power forward Mamoudou Diarra. Nowell plays with Davis at Garfield.
The early signing period begins Wednesday and ends Nov. 16