Davis Gets Conditional Release

Before his senior season and before the whirlwind of the summer AAU season, Larry Davis chose NC State. One official visit and he was sold.

But however abrupt the first go-round was, Larry Davis's second dip into the recruiting process promises to be equally as measured. On Thursday, Davis received his conditional release from NC State, and will reopen his recruitment.

"He got the release this morning," said Larry Davis, Sr., Larry's father. "It's a conditional release. It's a situation where if he goes on his visits and doesn't see anything he likes, they want him back at NC State."

Davis has at least two visits in mind.

"We're going to start setting up some visits," said Davis, Sr. "He's certainly going to visit Seton Hall and Indiana. That's accurate. There are a couple of other schools that are interested that I don't want to mention now. I'm assuming that as word gets out some other schools will be interested."

NC State assistant coach Larry Harris, who was retained by new coach Sidney Lowe from Herb Sendek's staff, made the trip to Long Island on Wednesday to speak with the Davis family, and he made a favorable impression.

"It's still an option," said Davis. "NC State is still very much an option. The assistant coach came up here the other day and did a good job- really did his best- in trying to convince Larry to stay with NC State."

The 6-foot-3 shooting guard averaged 13.2 points per game for Christ the King as a senior, helping the Royals to advance to the CHSAA AA City Championship, where they fell to Rice.

Davis follows fellow NC State signee Dan Werner in receiving a conditional release and re-examining the process. With a couple of official visits in reserve, he'll have time to scrutinize a new mix of schools.

"He's going to visit a couple of schools- two or three," said Davis. "Then he'll make a decision from there."

Scouting Report: "Larry's a prototypical guard. He's more of a wing guard than a point guard. He's very cerebral. He has a great feel for the game. His strongest aspect is his offensive game. He shoots the ball really well and can create shots for himself. He's a great leader and one of the most sound, fundamental players we've had come through our program in years." -- Christ The King head coach Bob Oliva

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