Stock on the rise for Davis

Sophomore guard Eric Davis is opening up eyes in the state of Michigan.

Class of 2015 product Eric Davis from Saginaw (Mich.) Arthur Hill has been garnering more and more attention during this season. The talented 6-foot-1 guard is now reeling in more offers, and other schools are sure to pick up their interest in him.

According to Arthur Hill Head Coach Greg McMath, Davis has been excellent for him this season.

"He's been a great all-around player for us," said McMath. "He is averaging about 20 points, seven assists, and four or five rebounds per game. He is doing a little bit of everything. Eric has been running the point for us and doing a great job and being a team leader as a sophomore."

Most point to Davis' ability to score, but McMath says that his ability to be a floor general is what he likes about his sophomore playmaker.

"He excels with his court awareness," said McMath. "He is a smart and crafty kid and he is a big time leader. I am working on him to be more explosive and get stronger. That is going to come with age, but it is what we are working on."

With his ability to score and run the show it should be no surprise that a long list of schools are coming in and making Davis a priority recruit.

"Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Iowa State, Rhode Island, and different people like that have been in touch," McMath noted. "Also Oregon and Iowa have been in touch."

The Spartans and Head Coach Tom Izzo have made a living recruiting the Saginaw area, and recently offered Davis. McMath indicated that his star player was very excited to receive the early scholarship offer.

"He's excited about it," McMath explained. "He is excited about Coach Izzo and Michigan State. For a kid from the state of Michigan that is a huge deal. He loves the idea of being offered by Michigan State, but he is going to take his time and let the process work itself out a little bit."

John Beilein and Michigan don't offer until June 15 following a kid's sophomore year, so nothing has come in that regard from the Wolverines, but the interest is significant.

"They have been up a couple of times for games and open gyms, and he has been down on campus," McMath said of Michigan. "I know they are highly interested, but they haven't offered yet. Some coaches offer early, and some like Coach Beilein wait a little bit longer, but there has been a huge interest from Michigan."

Though Davis is already very good and heavily recruited, McMath thinks he is just scratching the surface of his overall potential.

"I think he has a chance to be like Stephen Curry a little bit with his craftiness and ability to run the point," said McMath. "I just see him at the next level being a kid who can run the show and lead a program. I just think he will continue to get better."

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