Davis ends suspense; chooses LSU

LSU head basketball coach John Brady has done it again. <br><br> After reeling in one of the nation's top three recruiting classes a year ago, the sixth year Tiger coach is well on his way to stabilizing another top notch class. <br><br> In a Thursday press conference, University High School big man Glen Davis announced his intentions of attending LSU. The 6-8, 330-pound senior made his plans public in front his family, classmates and coach in the U-High gymnasium.

"I realize this is one of the most important steps in my life," Davis said. "When I was a little boy, I always told my mom that I was going to go to school and play basketball for the LSU Tigers. So, that is where I'll be signing in the month of November. I would like to thank the LSU staff for making this possible."


Davis was named Class 2A first team All-State, All-District 7-2A first team, All-Metro (3A-1A), as he averaged 23.8 points and 12 rebounds per game and shot 65% from the field as a junior. He received the same honors as a sophomore when he averaged 23 points per contest. He led University Lab to a 31-2 mark last season as they lost to Lakeview 68-67 in the Class 2A semifinals of the Top 28 Tournament as he was held to just 14 points on six of eleven shooting as he was constantly triple-teamed throughout the game.


"Glen is a true power forward because of his width, touch and height," said Collis Temple Jr., Davis' AAU coach. "He is right at about 6-8, jumps very well and has really been working on his perimeter game. He will be a great SEC power forward."


Davis said he chose LSU over North Carolina, Georgia, Indiana and Miami. However, did admit UNC was his second choice.


"They have a good coach and a lot of tradition there," he said.


Also a football standout, Davis said he was no longer interested in playing football, much to the dismay of the U-High football staff. Davis was a star at defensive end and fullback for the Cubs.


"Basketball is my first love," Davis said. "That is what I am great at. I do not love football so I need to be concentrating on basketball."


Davis was named All-District 7-2A second team as a fullback as a junior rushing 168 times for 1,032 yards with 13 touchdowns.


Now, though, Davis said he is interested in helping his U-High team back to the state finals.


"I am looking forward to helping U-High try to win another state championship," Davis said. "In the future, I want to help LSU become one of the elite teams in America."

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