Playing well on national circuits during the summer has become a critical part of gaining exposure for basketball recruits.
Lafayette High point guard Corey Davis made good on his chances while school was out, leading a talented Southern Elite team in scoring (13.3 ppg) and assists (2.8 apg) before getting even more recognition the final two weekends of the summer competing with the Nike Team Louisiana 17s squad.
For his efforts Davis, a senior, made my list of the five biggest risers in Louisiana for 2015.
During a recent run at the 2014 Combine in the Capital, Davis (6-2.5, 177) showed he's not done climbing yet. He fought back from a tough first game in five-on-five action to win MVP honors of the 2015 All-Star Game, shooting the ball well and, most noticeably, closing out the opposition late in a tight ballgame that went into overtime.
Davis spoke with TSD while in Baton Rouge to give the lowdown on where his recruitment stands.
"I'm getting recruited real hard by UL (Lafayette) because it's so close to home and they get to see me all the time," Davis explained. "Northwestern State's really on me. I've got Troy and I'm getting recruited by Tulsa, too. It's a good experience.
Even though offers and interest from programs are picking up by the week since summer came to a close, Davis maintains he'd prefer to sign this November in the early period "just to get that all out the way."
Check out more of what Davis had to say in our video interview below.