MYLES DAVIS RECRUITING UPDATE
Notre Dame Prep guard Myles Davis has been on the recruiting radar of much of the BIG EAST for the past year and that has continued since transferring from St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City (NJ) to Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg (MA). The change of schools was only one of the major changes to his status of a top recruit, Davis is also firmly planted in the recruiting Class of 2012 and is one of the more highly sought after shooters on the east coast in the class. He has also shown this season with ND Prep he is more than just a lights-out shooter.
Earlier this season at the National Prep Showcase, Davis was one of the more impressive players in the early games of day one. Known as a shooter for much of his career, Davis showed he is expanding his game in a major way. Hewas getting to the rim off the dribble, and has vastly improved court vision and ball-handling ability. Davis has the ability to play the point guard position and find teammates for baskets. Of course, he still has the deep range that made him such a coveted prospect in the first place. The list of schoosl currently involved is impressive.
"It's Pitt, Xavier, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Oklahoma State, Cincinnati, Villanova, Georgetown and anybody else who wants to recruit me," Davis told NBE's Matt Whitfield this afternoon via text when asked for the latest list of schools recruiting him. "I am really open right now."
"Well it's the same now, but I dont' have top schools anymore," Davis said, reaffirming the notion that he is open in his recruitment once again.
One school that is making a return to his list is Rutgers. Early in his recruitment Davis mentioned some of the local schools, but as more and more schools came to be involved it looked like Davis would be headed outside of the Garden State for college, a notion he confirmed in the past. While that still may end up being the case, Mike Rice and his new staff have gotten the attention of Davis, making the Scarlet Knights a viable player in his recruitment.
"I just recently started to like Rutgers more," Davis said today. "Just because of being in prep school and being far away from home that there is no place like it (home). Rutgers is an up-and-coming program [and] I know alot of people that are there."
The new interst in the Scarlet Knights is something to watch, however, Davis made sure to clarify there are no favorites at this point in time.
"They are on the same level as everyone else," said Davis when asked if he was higher on RU than others.
Myles Davis will certainly be a player on the AAU circuit that will receive a lot of attention this spring. We look to see Davis in action once again with the NJ Playaz and helping Jimmy Salmon's squad comepte in the Nike EYBL as well as other AAU events, kicking off with the Playaz own 2011 Spring Fling in early April. Continue to follow NBE Basketball for all the updates...
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