James Davis gets visit from Minnesota coaches

Seven-foot senior center James Davis, formerly of Minneapolis North, got a visit from Minnesota head coach Dan Monson and assistant Vic Couch today at Garden City (KS) CC. Davis averaged 11.7 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per game this season as a freshman. Davis did not play as a junior, but emerged as one of Minnesota's top seniors. He'll have to spend one more year at the JC level before he can play for a Division I school. Minnesota is one of the schools on his early list.

James Davis helped lead the Polars to the Minnesota Class AAAA state championship as he averaged 14 points and 14 rebounds. He was named to the 11-man College Basketball News' Minnesota All-State team.

Garden City finished 23-9 this season, an improvement from a 15-16 mark the previous year. They were defeated by Independence in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference playoffs. Ironically, Gopher signee J'son Stamper had 18 points and 14 rebounds as the Gophers watched on. That performance helped him land the Gophers' fifth scholarship for next season.

Davis looked at JC powers Indian Hills, Barton County, North Dakota School of Sciences, Colby, College of Southern Idaho, Vincennes and Minneapolis CC before deciding on Garden City. He is joined there by former North teammate Kevin Henderson, who averaged 14.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

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