Washington head basketball coach Lorenzo Romar landed himself another key addition to his terrific 2017 recruiting class Monday when local product and four-star combo guard Daejon Davis made a verbal pledge to play for the Huskies.
This is the second time he is committing to Washington. Davis decommitted from the program in April.
He took to Twitter to announce his affirmation to the Huskies with a simple message attached: “Home, sweet, home.”
home sweet home ???????? pic.twitter.com/YmP4ezqRHc
— Daejon Davis (@DaejonDavis) November 7, 2016
Davis also spoke with Evan Daniels of Scout.com about why he chose the Huskies:
“I’m going to Washington,” Davis said. “After looking at all the schools and evaluating them equally, I just felt the highest level of trust with the coaching staff and the highest level of trust and support system from their academic advisors sand their athletic directors and everyone I met back when I was committed.”
Davis, a 6’3”, 170-pound combo guard from Seattle, Washington (Garfield High School) is rated as a four-star recruit according to 247Sports. The site ranks him as the No. 45 overall prospect in the 2017 class and the third-best combo guard in the country. The site also regards Davis as the second-best basketball player in the state of Washington.
He chose the Huskies over heavy interest from Stanford, Oregon and Gonzaga. Davis also possessed offers from Arizona, Nevada and Washington State, while receiving interest from California, Kansas, Memphis, Montana, Oregon State and Virginia.
Davis will join a stellar recruiting class that already includes five-star small forward Michael Porter (247Sports’ No.2 overall recruit), four-star shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, three-star point guard Blake Harris and three-star small forward Mamoudou Diarra.
247Sports currently ranks Washington as having the second-best recruiting class in the country. The Huskies are just behind Pac-12 rival Arizona on the site’s composite recruiting rankings.