Davis is planning visits

COLORADO SPRINGS - Four-star guard Eric Davis is off to a solid start at the USA Basketball tryouts, and he is beginning to really think about his official visits.

Four-star guard Eric Davis finished off an excellent summer playing with The Family on the AAU circuit in Augusta, and now he is working hard to make the USA Basketball U-17 squad. With that, he is beginning to plan official visits, and is being tracked by numerous college coaches.

Making the Under 17 team for USA Basketball is not going to be easy, especially for a guard, but Davis feels he has a good chance given how he has played.

“It is a great honor to be here,” said Davis. “Last year I got cut, but I am feeling confident this year. I feel like I can be a point guard for this team and help the USA win a championship.”

On Friday college coaches were allowed in the gym, and many of Davis’ top schools were in attendance. For now Davis is beginning to plan some official visits.

“I will be visiting UNLV and UCLA for sure,” said Davis. “I am not sure those dates yet, but probably in August. Also I will definitely be taking an official visit to Texas.”

He continued, “I will visit Kentucky, Michigan, and Michigan State for sure, those could be unofficial visits, and also I am hoping to visit Oregon. I tried to get out to Oregon during the season, but that had to get cancelled.”

According to Davis the interest from Texas has really amped up recently, and he is very interested in seeing the campus in Austin.

“I have been talking to Coach Rick Barnes and Russell Springmann a lot, so they are definitely high on my list,” explained Davis. “We talk almost every day. I am just developing a good relationship with them. I love Coach Barnes, he is a great guy. I just want to see the campus and get a feel for the campus. The program speaks for itself with pros and things like that, so I just want to see if it feels like home.”

When it comes to UCLA, Davis said, “I keep in contact with Coach (Steve) Alford a lot. I am excited to visiting there and I am looking forward to seeing the campus and getting a better feel for everything there.”

At this point Kentucky hasn’t offered, but Davis says the Wildcats remain in close contact with him.

“I talk to Coach Kenny Payne a lot,” explained Davis. “He has told me to keep working, I hear from them every now and then. We text back and forth and they just tell me to keep working.”

For now Davis is in no hurry to make a decision. He is content to make his visits and then sit down with his family and come to a decision.

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