June 29, 2011

Davis looks at options

The Cowboys are in the mix for West Charlotte High School point guard Jacoby Davis to fill the final scholarship on ther roster after guard Joe Hudson left the program.

UW head coach Larry Shyatt has a few options in the mix or may hold the scholarship over for 2011-12.

Davis is a solid built 6-foot-1 and 185 pound point guard who has the ability to move over to big guard with skills to attack the rim and score in a variety of ways.

He is an effective dribble drive scorer in the paint and shows leadership qualities from the lead guard spot.

The Charlotte, North Carolina native is evaluated as an active defender and based on several big time camp performances, plays hard on every possession and is tenacious on defense and an explosive athlete.

He has attended various all-star camps including the Prep All-Stars Challenge, Knox Vegas Heat Invitational, and NHSHF All-Avent, while competing with some of the top prospects on the east coast.

The Cowboys could be a favorite for Davis as a late summer pickup after he originally signed with former Poke's assistant Scott Driscoll and current UW assistant Jeremy Shyatt at North Florida last fall.

"Jacoby is an explosive guard with the ability to both score the ball and share the sugar," said Driscoll after Davis signed. "His tenacious on the ball defense and athleticism set him apart from the competition and made him our number one guard target in the Class of 2011. Jacoby is an unbelievable person from an incredible family and he understands that competing at a high level is what makes a team a champion."

Davis is still a work-in-process with his perimeter shooting skills though looks to have the natural skills to develop into a high level college basketball player.

"I like the coaching staff at Wyoming and the offer of the program," said Davis. "They seem like a family atmosphere and the program sticks out with me. It has always been a dream of mine to play college basketball and I'm looking at all my opportunities right now and a chance to play as a freshmen."

Davis averaged 17 points per game as a junior while playing both point and shooting guard spots.

He began his prep playing career at Charlotte Vance High before moving to West Charlotte HS.

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