HOUSTON – Odessa College forward and 2016 NJCAA All-America First-Team honoree Devin Davis will compete for the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program after recently signing a National Letter of Intent.
Davis, who stands at 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds, will compete as a junior forward during the 2016-17 season and have two years of eligibility remaining for Head Coach Kelvin Sampson. Davis chose Houston over Mississippi, Iowa State, Purdue, Cincinnati and Temple.
“Devin is a high-level, high-major player. He is very versatile and can play on the front line or the wing. He gives us something we have not had with his size. We have had length but not a lot of size, and that’s something we really shored up in this recruiting class,” Sampson said. “Devin will come in and impact us right away. I think he will be one of the best players in our conference this season.”
As a sophomore at Odessa College in 2015-16, Davis averaged 16.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game to lead the Wranglers to their first appearance at the NJCAA Tournament since 2001. For his impressive efforts, he was named the WJCAC Most Valuable Player for Head Coach Tra Arnold and was selected to compete at the NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Davis scored a season-high 32 points in win over McLennan College. He enjoyed two 30-point games, nine 20-point games and 28 games with double-digit points in 2015-16 and posted 13 double-doubles, including nine in his final 12 games.
Davis began his collegiate career at Indiana during the 2013-14 season. There, he averaged 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds per game while competing in 29 games with one start. He finished second on the team with 13 blocked shots and connected on nearly 53 percent of his shots from the field.
He was forced to miss the entire 2014-15 season after being injured in a car accident.
As a prep star, Davis competed at Warren Central High School, where he was ranked No. 127 overall by Rivals.com and No. 21 at small forward.
Davis became the third member in the Cougars’ signing class. Northern Oklahoma College center Valentine Sangoyomi and McNeil High School guard Armoni Brooks joined the Cougars during the fall signing period.
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