Cortez Davis, a 6-7, 185-pound forward from the Laurinburg Institute in Laurinburg, NC has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Rutgers University for head coach Gary Waters, it was announced Thursday.
Davis, who hails from Washington, D.C., is rated as a top-75 recruit in the nation by several recruiting sources. This past season, he averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds per game in helping to lead Laurinburg, one of the top prep school programs in the nation, to a 16-4 record. He tallied a season-high 48 points and pulled down 20 rebounds in one game vs. Hargrave Military Academy. Davis played scholastically at Friendly High School in Fort Washington, MD before graduating from Bridgton Academy (ME) in 2001.
Cortez Davis Commits to RU Men's Basketball
Cortez Davis didn't start playing organized basketball until his sophomore year in high school, but it didn't take long for his ability -- and athleticism -- to grab the attention of some of the nation's top college coaches.
That's why Maryland secured a verbal commitment from him last summer before Davis decided the ACC school "wasn't the right fit for me" and went to a second prep school instead.
Final recruit is athletic forward
The Rutgers men's basketball team chose talent and speed over size and strength by signing 6-foot-7, 185-pound prep standout Cortez Davis to a letter of intent.
Davis is considered one of the top 75 recruits in the nation by several recruiting services, and the Washington, D.C., resident averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds last season at Laurinburg Institute (N.C.). He is academically eligible to play as a freshman.
Prep school hoops star to Rutgers
A scout from virtually every team with a first-round pick in next month's Major League Baseball amateur draft had his radar gun trained on the right arm of Bobby Brownlie on Thursday. At the beginning of this season, many projected the Rutgers University junior right-hander to be a Top 10 pick.
Brownlie had been roughed up in two previous outings, and with the draft less than two weeks away, he wanted to prove wrong those skeptics who think his arm is sore or his stock is dropping.
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Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com