After securing a verbal commitment last week from one of the nation’s top 2016 prospects, the Huskies received more good news when Lakeside junior Daejon Davis said he plans to play basketball at Washington.
“I am excited and blessed to announce I will be attending the University of Washington, Davis wrote on his Twitter account Tuesday morning.
The 6-4, 175-pound guard is considered the state’s top junior prospect, according to ESPN.com. The website ranks him 48th nationally on its top 60 list. Rivals ranks Davis 40th in the country. The top recruiting services (ESPN, Scout and Rivals) consider him a four-star prospect.
Davis reportedly held scholarship offers from Gonzaga, Washington State and California.
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When asked about UW in a story published Aug. 17, Davis told Scout.com: “I like that it’s my hometown and I like the coaching staff; I’ve known them for a long time. I like the location obviously.”
It’s been a bountiful recruiting summer for Washington, which picked up a commitment last week from five-star senior guard Markelle Fultz. UW also has a verbal commitment from Missouri big man Jontay Porter, a 2018 prospect.
In addition, the Huskies assembled a touted eight-man 2015 class that’s ranked sixth nationally by Scout.com.
Here’s highlights of Davis while he was playing with his summer AAU team Seattle Rotary.