Davis High On Northwestern

Junior shooting guard Kyle Davis has garnered plenty of recruiting attention, including some from Northwestern. The three-star is very interested in the Wildcats and is setting high goals for his collegiate career.

Summer has gotten off to a sizzling start for Kyle Davis of Chicago's Morgan Park High School.

The three-star junior guard turned in a solid performance for the 17U Mac Irvin Fire at this weekend's Spiece Run N' Slam tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was the latest of several recent strong AAU showings for Davis, who holds an offer from Northwestern and head coach Bill Carmody.

Davis recently spoke with associate head coach Tavaras Hardy, his lead recruiter. The Wildcats continue to show interest, and the 6-foot-1 combo guard is paying attention.

"I'm really interested in Northwestern," Davis said. "Of course I like the campus because it's close to home in Evanston; and the fan support and everything. The coaching staff wants you to be a good player and also help you in life outside of basketball. I was taught school first and sports later, and Northwestern can help you get a good job after basketball."

The left-handed Davis is a gifted athlete who plays bigger than his height, elevating for dunks and blocks and pressuring relentlessly on defense. Coming from the tough Chicago Public League, Davis would be following in the footsteps of former Wildcats point guard Michael "Juice" Thompson at Northwestern.

"I like Juice's game," said Davis of Thompson, who attended Lincoln Park High School and graduated from Northwestern in 2010. "He really left a mark at Northwestern, and if I went there, I'd try my best to outshine that."

Davis has spent this summer working hard on his jump shot and ball handling, and it has paid dividends on the court already, turning some heads in the stands. He hopes to draw more interest from colleges and help the Fire win an EYBL championship with his play over the next few months.

With no timetable for his commitment, Davis is keeping his recruitment open for now. Aside from Northwestern, he listed DePaul, Florida State, Oklahoma, UIC, UNLV, USC, Xavier and Wichita State.

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