Ernie Kent and the newly whole Washington State coaching staff is hard at work and now they’ve picked up the third commit of the 2014 season. Jackie Davis Jr. is the newest Coug b-baller, hailing from Rolling Hills Preparatory out of Palos Verdes, CA.
Davis Jr. is a lanky, 6’2″, 185 lbs combo guard who will give Kent some flexibility and some good length at the PG and SG spots. We don’t know much about Davis, but he averaged 23.6 points and 3.6 assists per game in 2013/2014 as a senior at RHP, so we know he’s exactly what Kent loves in his guards, a kid who knows how to put the ball in the basket.
Due to some late attention this late recruiting season, he’s garnered offers from Tulsa, Penn State, U.C. Irvine and WSU.
Davis joins Tremaine Isabell and Aaron Cheatum as additions to the 2014 class. The loss of Royce Woolridge at the guard spot opened this spot up for Davis, who will have a challenge in front of him to catch up to the speed of D-1 basketball. RHP didn’t play very many close games, even in a 13-13 season, which leads me to believe there’s a large talent gap in the league Davis played in.
We’ll look forward to learning more about Davis in the coming days and weeks while this class continues to come together.