Davila Puts Starmount In GSK Championship

RALEIGH, N.C. – Victor Davila proved to be the difference in Starmount's 62-46 victory over Knightdale. The Knights didn't have anyone to match Davila's size as he dominated the paint to the tune of 16 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks.

Victor Davila took a beating from the opposition Thursday night, but he kept going back for more. The 6-8, 230-pound PF did work on the block scoring majority of his points off jump hooks and tip-ins.

Davila, who is a member of Scout.com's top 50, drew constant double teams and showed great court awareness by dishing the rock to open teammates.

"He played tough," Starmount Head Coach Kent Phillips said. "He was the focal point of their defense which is a night in basis. I think again he distributed the ball well. He definitely opens up the game for everybody."

While his point and rebound totals were high, Davila didn't seem worried about them after the game. He said he's focused on getting the victory.

"I just want to block shots and win the game," Davila said. "I just want to win."

"What I like about him is his doesn't fuss or get mad he just plays. Like I said he's one of the few big time recruits that if he goes out there and gets two points and two rebounds and we win he's happy."

After the game Davila and his coach met with the media and said he's received scholarship offers from North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Virginia, UNC Charlotte, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Memphis, VCU and Appalachian State.

"I think he wants to wait until his senior year," Coach Phillips said. "He's just enjoying basketball right now and there's a lot of schools that are recruiting him hard. He enjoys the process and I like how he handles it."

Davila will be back in action Friday night in the championship game of the GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational's four team boys tournament. The big guy will get quite a test as Starmount faces off against Southern Durham, who boasts Miami recruit Julian Gamble. That game tips at 5:40.

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