UW lands versatile guard in Daejon Davis

What kind of player is Washington landing in local 2017 guard Daejon Davis? Scout breaks it down.

Scout’s 50th ranked 2017 prospect is off the board in Daejon Davis, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound shooting guard from Seattle Lakeside.

What kind of player is Washington getting in Davis?

Davis is a guard with pretty good length and has a baby face, which suggests he's possibly not done growing.

He measured at 6-foot-4 with shoes, a 6-foot-6 wingspan and an 8’2” reach at the USA Basketball 16u Trials in June of 2015, so he has plenty sufficient measurables for the position regardless.

The four-star prospect has a terrific feel for the game for the position and despite his scoring ability, he's very unselfish and passes really well. You don't see a whole lot of young naturally gifted scorers who can pass like Davis can.

Due to Davis’ vision and savvy, it’s possible he becomes a one down the line, but will need to really improve his handle in order to make that transition.

He can rack up points with his pull-up jumper or use his athleticism to attack the basket and finish above the rim.

Davis has a smooth stroke and can knock down shots from three and midrange. He has a smooth hesitation dribble he'll use to get his defenders off balance before beginning his drive.

Davis is an unselfish player who typically doesn't force the issue on offense. He is a committed defender who ultimately should be able to guard multiple positions, especially if he grows.

He has very good instincts on both ends of the court which is extremely rare at a position that typically is filled with selfish players.

Davis has several of the qualities you're looking for out of a young shooting guard and is a no-brainer high major prospect and a kid that is the definition of a winning player.

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