Davis makes college choice

After entertaining interest from a host of high major programs, Jackson Davis, a 2014 recruit out of Lexington (Ky.), made his college choice on Friday.

After sifting through more than a dozen scholarship offers, Jackson Davis, a senior at Lexington (Ky.) Lafayette, has settled on his college choice.

"I decided to play my collegiate basketball at the University of Butler because I feel like it was best decision for me personally," Davis told Scout.com.

Davis committed to Rice in the fall, but late in the season opted to back off his verbal pledge. A number of high-major schools jumped into his recruitment and earlier in the week he narrowed his list to Butler, Alabama and Rice.

In the end, Davis, who visited Butler March 30th and 31st, felt wanted at Butler and that factored into his decision.

"They have a need for me," Davis said. "It feels good to be wanted and great to feel needed. That was a great selling point. Also the coaches were really welcoming and it just felt like home the minute I stepped on campus."

"They are very welcoming," he added. "I feel like we got to know each other pretty well in the short amount of time that I had, although I guess it wasn't that short."

Davis had a strong senior season, where he averaged 25 points and 14 rebounds. Davis, who checks in at 6-foot-7, runs the floor well, rebounds in and out of his area and plays hard on both ends of the floor.

"They said they are going to use me as kind of an energy guy," Davis said. "I will come in and get rebounds, score the basketball and kind of do it all."

Davis is the second native of Kentucky to pledge to Brandon Miller in the 2014 class. Kelan Martin played high school basketball at Louisville (Ky.) Ballard. Butler's recruiting class also includes three-star big man Tyler Wideman.


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