HOUSTON – San Jacinto Junior College star guard Corey Davis will compete for the University of Houston after recently signing a National Letter of Intent, Head Coach Kelvin Sampson announced Thursday.
Davis, who stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 190 pounds, will play as a junior and have two years of eligibility beginning in 2017-18. He chose Houston over Arizona, Oklahoma State, New Mexico State and LSU.
“We saw Corey early in the process and tracked his progress. Every time I saw him play, Corey showed me something else,” Sampson said. “He shoots like a 2-guard and plays like a point. Corey is a prototypical combo with a high basketball IQ and the ability to score consistently. He will come in and make us better and impact us right away.”
Davis competed as a two-year letterman for San Jacinto Head Coach Scott Gernander. As a sophomore in 2016-17, he started all 35 games while averaging 17.4 points, 3.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. He finished with 14 20-point games, including season highs of 27 points in wins against Paris Junior College and Tyler Junior College.
For his impressive efforts, he was honored Thursday as an NJCAA All-America First-Team selection.
Davis averaged 13.4 points and 5.8 assists per game as a freshman with San Jacinto in 2015-16.
Before competing at the junior college level, Davis was a star guard at Lafayette High School in his hometown of Lafayette, La. Competing for Head Coach Clifton Brown, Davis led the Lions to a 26-4 overall record and undefeated mark in District 3-5A play.
He was honored as the District Most Valuable Player and named to the All-Acadiana Team and was ranked by NOLA.com as the No. 5 recruit in the state of Louisiana and the state’s top point guard.
Davis joins Klein Forest High School forward Cedrick Alley Jr., Mansfield Lake Ridge High School guard Mike Adewunmi, Saddleback Junior College Breaon Brady; Three Rivers Community College forward Gabe Grant and Atascocita High School forward Fabian White Jr., in the Cougars’ signing class.
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