SMU centers Yanick Moreira and Cannen Cunningham, considered two key pieces on this Mustangs team that earned a NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 1993, won’t be around to offer their services anymore.
While SMU will get some help from forward transfers Jordan Tolbert and Semi Ojeleye (eligible in December), this SMU coaching staff is still eager to add more depth with the addition of a big man during the late signing period.
Despite getting in late on the recruiting front, 2015 Tri-Cities (Ga.) power forward Shawntrez Davis remains a legitimate option for Larry Brown and the Mustangs.
The Mustangs extended an offer to the 6-foot-7, 190-pound Davis in the fall, but with the college season in full swing, the staff did what it could to stay in touch with him.
“We don’t talk as much, because they just finished up the NCAA Tournament, but I talk to them every now and then,” Davis said. “I got a text message after they lost, but I haven’t talked on the phone with them.”
While the SMU staff will likely try to reconnect with Davis before he makes his decision right around signing day (April 15), the power forward already knows what he’s getting with SMU.
“What kind of kid wouldn’t want to come into a program and play for Larry Brown?” Davis said. “I could see myself playing at SMU. The way they play is a good fit for me. They play fast. They play man, and they play to win.”
The senior has narrowed his list of schools to seven, but Davis insists that all schools remain very much in the running for his services, and even those schools that don’t receive a visit will be considered by him.
Between now and signing day, Davis plans on taking four visits, and SMU could very well be included on that list.
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