Davis Enjoys SMU Atmosphere

See what the local 4-star PF had to say after watching SMU vs. Louisville.

Moody Coliseum has really become a hot spot in Dallas this year for local celebrities.

At the Louisville game on Wednesday, George W. Bush, Jerry Jones, Jason Witten, Tony Romo, Jason Garrett, and Troy Aikman were some of the big names in attendance.

But there were a lot of celebrities from the local high school basketball scene in attendance as well.

One of those players was Tyler Davis, the four-star 2015 center who goes to Plano West. Davis enjoyed taking in the game.

"It was great, really big-time to me. Crazy," Davis said, shaking his head and wide-eyed in awe. "I was really looking around and looking at it and enjoying it a lot. Great energy."

Davis said he could envision himself playing his college basketball at SMU.

"Definitely. I mean, I think everybody can," Davis said. "It's great what they've done and their student section gets really in the game."

Davis also said the idea of staying close to home is appealing.

"My mom would get to enjoy my games. My whole family is out here so it would be great to have them around. Great supporting cast from them, everybody I grew up with, so it'd be real good to be here," Davis said.

Davis was watching the game with his teammate D.J. Hogg from Plano West and teammates King McClure and D'jery Baptiste from his AAU squad, the Texas Titans. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound junior said he has talked with some of them about teaming up together in college.

"People from Team Texas, the Titans, people who play in EYBL, we all want to come together and play together but whatever happens, happens," Davis said.

Davis was ruled ineligible this year after transferring to Plano West and was unable to play with his high school squad. His AAU coach Scott Pospichal says Davis handled the whole situation with a lot of maturity.

"He's worked hard, and he's rehabbing his knee. Tyler is doing all the right things. He's handled everything with class," Pospichal said. "He's a much better young man than you would expect for a kid that was put in that situation because his mother is an angelic lady."

With all of that in the past now, Davis will start practicing with the Titans next weekend in preparation for the Nike EYBL


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