More interest coming in for Davis

The recruiting process continues to heat up for Saginaw product Eric Davis.

Four-star guard Eric Davis is looking for a big junior season. The Saginaw (Mich.) Arthur Hill standout is trying to show different parts of his game this year, and his recruitment continues to pick up.

"I just want to be a leader and win games," said Davis of his focus for the season. "I want to be like a Marcus Smart type and just get things done. As far as scoring, that isn't my focus any more. I have matured as a player and I just want to do everything I can to help my team win games. I want to get the most rebounds, the most assists, guard the other team's best player, and be a leader."

In terms of what he specifically has been working on, Davis said, "I have definitely been getting stronger. Skill wise I have been polishing everything up. Ball handling, shooting, just everything, but the main focus has been on getting stronger."

Recruiting wise numerous schools have been up to check on Davis, and he continues to add offers and significant interest.

"I have been talking a lot to Kansas, Memphis, Missouri, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Iowa, Iowa State, Illinois, Oregon, that is about it," noted Davis. "Now I hope to see some schools for some unofficial visits."

Kansas assistant Kurtis Townsend has been heading up the Jayhawks recruiting of Davis, and he says it is great to hear from the Big XII power.

"They are looking real good this year, and they are really coming along," said Davis. "(Andrew) Wiggins looks good and Frank Mason is playing well. It is clear watching them that they let their guards play, so I really like Kansas."

Maybe the school that has been recruiting Davis the longest is Michigan State. The Spartans have made him a priority and they continue to build a strong relationship with the in-state star.

"We talk all the time," noted Davis. "Coach (Tom) Izzo checks in every other week and we are building an actual relationship. As a staff they have gotten to know my mom, and just getting me to know the place. I like going up there to watch the games and they are the No. 1 team in the country so that is good."

Another school really beginning to pick things up is Missouri. Frank Haith has been up to check on Davis multiple times this fall, and there is significant mutual interest.

"(Haith's) been telling me that they are losing a lot of their guards, so when I would come in I would have a chance to come in and play and impact the team as a freshman," said Davis. "I know they had a real good team a few years ago, and now I am getting to know the staff. I do know Coach Haith is a positive guy who lets his guards play and I am looking for that."

For now Davis is in no hurry to make a college decision, and hopes to make multiple unofficial visits during the basketball season.

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