Rutgers Impresses 2015 Davis on Visit

Upper Marlboro (Md.) Clinton Christian guard Jon Davis spent his Saturday on an unofficial visit to Rutgers where he saw many familiar faces. Davis, a member of the DC Assault AAU team, spoke in-depth about his experiences on campus.

Jon Davis came into his weekend Rutgers visit interested in the Scarlet Knights as a college choice but left even more impressed with the basketball program.

"I really liked it before, but now I think it might be one of my favorite schools," said the Upper Marlboro (Md.) Clinton Christian 2015 guard. "Not just of my college options, just period one of my favorites. It was in a really nice location. It has a very rich history. It has coach Eddie Jordan. He was an NBA coach, an NBA player and he went to Rutgers. That was really nice."

Davis was one of a group of underclassmen on campus to see the program and watch the Rutgers football team play Arkansas.

"The fans were crazy," Davis said. "They were playing an SEC team and it was a really close game. It was crazy. We were walking around with the basketball players, so we got introduced to a bunch of people on campus and stuff like that."

Davis said his favorite part of the visit was a chance to sit down with Jordan and associate head coach David Cox.

"[Jordan] told me how he taught them defense first," he said. "As long as you play defense, he really lets his guards go and take over. We talked about Gilbert Arenas and Larry Hughes and Caron Butler more so than Kobe Bryant. He said that Gilbert Arenas was second-team All-NBA and Larry Hughes was first-team all defense. He said he prides himself on playing defense."

Davis said he sees an opportunity for early playing time at Rutgers. Guards Myles Mack, Jerome Seagears and D'Von Campbell will all be out of eligibility by the time Davis arrives at college.

"[Jordan] said if I continue to get better, he sees me as a starter as soon as I come in," Davis said. "He has, on his team right now, eight juniors and seniors. He won't have any established guards when I get there per say. He says, if I progress at this rate I can be a starter as soon as I walk on to campus and learn everything."

Davis has no leaders or plans for a decision, but named Rutgers, Penn State and DePaul as the three programs recruiting him the hardest.

"I don't have any favorites," Davis said. "I like all of the schools that are recruiting me, but I'd say I'm mostly looking for style of play and location."


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