Davis makes SEC call

One of the most athletic players in the South made his college decision on Wednesday and it was Ole Miss that landed his pledge.

Three-star wing Terence Davis didn’t need much time after the July recruiting period to make his decision. The Southaven (Miss) standout had an excellent summer with Team Thad on the AAU circuit and after weighing his options he came to a decision to stay close to home.

In the end the 6-foot-4 and 185 pound Davis who can play either the small forward or shooting guard position simply felt Ole Miss was right for him selecting the Rebels over Louisiana Tech and Cincinnati.

“Ole Miss offered me early,” said Davis. “I have had them on me since my recruiting started, and it is in my home state so I feel real good about it.”

Team Thad AAU Coach Norton Hurd said about the choice, “He had a lot of good looks. I just think it was one his favorite schools and he would get to represent his home state. He had a close bond with the coaching staff, and he is going to school to play basketball and he likes the program and the atmosphere of the program.”

According to Davis saying no to Louisiana Tech was extremely difficult.

"I really want to thank Coach Mike White and Jordan Mincy," explained Davis. "They did a great job of recruiting me and always believed in. It was very hard to tell them no."

Athleticism is the name of the game with Davis. He was not only a standout basketball player, but a standout on the gridiron as well, though his future is definitely on the hardwood. Hurd says this new commitment to hoops exclusively makes Davis’ ceiling extremely high.

“I think he is going to fit in good,” said Hurd. “He is tough, strong, athletic, and defends. He can also score, he’s not a shooter, but he is a scorer who can score from different angles. I think his best basketball is ahead of him because this is the first time he is going to concentrate solely on basketball and not split with football.”

Davis also thinks he is going to fit in well with what Ole Miss does on the court.

“I am athletic and strong and I think I can really get to the rim,” said Davis. “Coach (Andy) Kennedy likes to give his guards freedom and I think I will be able to show what I can do.”

This is the first commitment for the Rebels in the class of 2015.

Scout Hoops Top Stories