Top 50 SG Daejon Davis helping Washington recruit

Scout's 42nd ranked 2017 prospect, Daejon Davis, made an early commitment to Washington hoping it will encourage his peers to join him in Seattle.

Washington has been recruiting at a high level lately and the Huskies certainly added to their momentum when Daejon Davis committed in August.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound shooting guard from Seattle Garfield, ranked 42nd in 2017 by Scout, is one of the nation's most versatile players in his class due to his ability to shoot, slash, pass, defend and rebound.

Davis made his second trip to USA Basketball at the beginning of October for the USA Basketball Junior National Team Minicamp and enjoyed his time in Colorado Springs.

"It was good to be back playing with the guys," Davis said. "It's high level competition and very good experience. It's a good to bond with the guys I don't really know. Everyone here loves basketball and it's a good experience every time I come."

Even though Davis played competitively at the USA 16u Trials in June, he didn't make the cut and feels he's grown since then.

"I trust my skill now and know that I can compete with anyone," he said. "Playing against high level competition was a little new last time but I'm much more prepared for it."

Finding off guards with Davis' versatility and unselfishness are rare and the four-star prospect takes pride in the fact that he can impact the game in so many ways.

"I'm not limited to anything," Davis said. "Some players are limited to maybe just scoring or just defending and I feel like I can do a little bit of everything.

"I'm starting to take pride in my defense more and more every time I step on the court. I know I need to really focus on that for the next level."

Even though he had plenty of good options on his list, Davis opted to make an early decision and commit to local Washington.

The Huskies have had a lot of recruiting success in 2015 and 2016 and he wanted to make sure that continued in 2017.

"I wanted to get people in my class to start committing," Davis said. "That's what led to the early decision. It just felt right to me. The coaching staff, it's home, the team, it's just the right place to be for me."

Davis spent time at USA Basketball with a couple of 2017 prospects who he hopes joins him in Seattle.

"They're recruiting Jaylen Nowell and Michael Porter," he said. "I've known Jaylen all of my life and have been playing with him since third grade. I don't know Michael that well but I hope that with me committing, other guys will step up to the plate and commit too."


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