Davis Headed To Big 12

Theo Davis, the No. 41 prospect in America, is off the board. Davis, a native of Canada, committed to play in the Big 12 Monday morning.

As our friends from the North continue to crank out basketball prospects, American universities are becoming increasingly more aware of the talent north of the border. One of the elite Canadian-born players in the Class of 2005 is Theo Davis and he's headed to the Big 12.

On Monday morning, Davis made his intentions clear that he wants to play for Rick Barnes and the Texas Longhorns. The 6-9 center prospect attends Bayside (N.Y.) Cardozo and currently ranks No. 41 on a Top 100 list.

Davis selected the Longhorns after giving careful consideration to Syracuse, St. John's, LSU and Arizona. Last year, according to his club team coach Ro Russell, Davis averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks in the Big Apple.

"He unofficially visited some other places over a couple of years but after talking to [former UT guard] Royal Ivey and having Coach Barnes [recruit him] he felt that [Barnes] was the guy who he could see himself being coached by and developed."

Davis, a noted shot blocker and rebounder from the traveling team circuit, attended the Reebok ABCD Camp in early July.

With Texas, Davis felt that he was committing to a program that can really help him develop his game.

"At a high level program he'll get pushed to develop," Russell said. "From what they tell me they'll need a shot blocker like him. If Lamarcus Aldridge is not there then the opportunity will be even greater." Of course, Aldridge is a freshman this season but you never know when the NBA might come calling.

Texas continues to aggressively pursue point guard prospects like Henry Dugat and winger C.J. Miles.

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