"I started off as a small forward," added Aaron Davis. "I advanced my game with my ball handling skills so they moved me over to point guard in 9th grad, and I have been playing it ever since. They thought I was a a threat with the ball in my hands."
This past season Aaron missed the first half of the year, but when he came back
to the floor, Johnson High excelled with a 11-3 record.
"We got off to a rough start and had a losing record when I got back, but
we pulled it back together and made the playoffs. I was a great scorer from
the point guard stand point. But after I while, I had to start dumping it off
to my big men in Josh Lankford (committed to Louisville) and Antwan Jackson
(signed with UNA). It got to the point where the other guards were flopping
down, and they were calling a charge on me. I am just so much bigger than they
are, but it will not be that way in college."
Aaron averaged 15.9 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists a game in 14 games of
action. His junior season he averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists
"I feel like I can do pretty much everything on the floor. Besides attacking
the basket, I can shoot the ball well so I feel like I am well rounded."
You can never stop improving.
"I want to get even better with my ball handling skills. It is good, but
I want to be more in control of it. I also want to work on my shot a little
bit. What I always tell myself is that you are never too good so you have to
keep working hard."
The Rebels came to scout a game of his this past season and the relationship
grew from there.
"They came to one of my games to see me play, and they called me later
that week and told me how interested they were in me. I went over there for
an official visit a couple weeks back, and they offered me while I was there.
I had already taken a visit to Auburn, and they offered me too, but I really
liked the environment around Ole Miss better and the way they played too.
They love their players. I come from an environment in high school where my
coaches really watch after me, and that is what their coaches do. They look
after their own so I decided to sign with Ole Miss."
There were also a couple of more selling points that tilted the decision to
Ole Miss over Auburn.
"I just like Ole Miss' style of play too, and I love Coach Kennedy. He
kind of reminds me of myself when he was an All-American at UAB. We just play
What does Aaron expect to play at Ole Miss?
"I do not know because I can play all five positions so I guess where ever
they need me the most, is where I will be. I just want to help us win a national
championship. That is all I care about."
Davis' academic status is still up in the air, but he is expected to attend
a prep school next fall before joining the Ole Miss squad.
Ole Miss hoops program inks Aaron Davis
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