RELEASE: Men's Basketball Adds Davis

RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State men's basketball coach Sidney Lowe has announced the signing of forward Josh Davis (Raleigh, N.C.) to a National Letter of Intent this week in the spring signing period.

Josh Davis will join the Pack's three recruits that signed in the fall, guards Lorenzo Brown (Roswell, Ga.) and Scott Wood (Marion, Ind.) and forward Richard Howell (Marietta, Ga.), as incoming freshmen for the 2009-10 season.

In the latest national rankings, the Pack's signing class is ranked #19 according to both rivals.com and scout.com.

Josh Davis
Forward
6-6 * 205
Raleigh, N.C. * Athens Drive High School
Prep:
Played at local Athens Drive High School in Raleigh … Coached by Robert Clemmons … Averaged 25.4 points and 8.3 rebounds as a senior … Scored in double figures in 27 of the 28 games as a senior, and went over 30 points seven times and over 20 points 22 times … Had a season high of 37 points … Helped team to a 22-6 record and into the state playoffs … Averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists as a junior … Named MVP of the 2009 North Carolina/South Carolina All-Star Basketball Classic in Myrtle Beach … He scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds in his team's 106-82 win, setting an all-time game record for most rebounds in a game.


Player Quote: "My biggest weakness right now is probably the jumpshot. I need to improve that. My strength, I would probably say is that I play hard and can create some plays. I can attack the basket and draw a lot of fouls, and I can also defend pretty well." -- Josh Davis

Coach Quote: "I never thought about it until here recently, but one of my assistants mentioned to me that Josh is very similar to the kid NC State had a few years ago, [Marcus] Melvin. Josh is a lefty who makes plays on both ends of the floor. I don't think he's as tall as Melvin right now, but he's still growing.

"He's 6'6, almost 6'7, and I think he's still growing. He grew an inch or so from last year, and he's a young 18-year old. He just turned 18... played most of his senior year at 17, so I think he still has some growing to do and can continue to grow physically.

"He's a great kid. He's going to take his work habits with him to the next level. His will to work hard... his character. He's going to add some character to NC State." -- Athens Drive Head Coach Robert Clemons

Highlight Video 1 - Josh Davis - Defense -

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