There has been a big uptick in the talent being groomed in and around the Emerald city, and the current crop of high schoolers shows it. Dejounte Murray headlines the current crop of UW commits in the class of 2015, and Jermaine Haley is the first commitment for 2016. Part of the uptick in talent is 2017 guard Daejon Davis out of Lakeside High School, who received an offer from the Huskies Thursday, according to Left Coast Recruiting.
I talked a little bit to Davis tonight (Thursday), and he is very excited about the UW offer, this being his first yet. He has been shown interest by Boise State, DePaul and Gonzaga, most notably. Davis is teammates with quite a few other UW targets, both on the AAU circuit and at Lakeside. At Lakeside, he plays alongside Isiah Brown, a 2016 point guard who also holds a UW offer.
His 16U Seattle Rotary club is stacked, with Jaylen Nowell, Jashaun Agusto and Jaylen King. All are future Division-I talents, with Nowell already holding an offer from UW.
Davis says he received congratulations from Isiah Brown but the two haven't discussed the offer, nor have they discussed what it would be like to play together in the Purple and Gold. Davis did discuss what he likes about the Huskies. He really likes the coaching staff and the academics, along with Seattle, it being his hometown. It would be a massive shift in culture and weather to go over to Gonzaga or Boise State, to say the least.
As far as playing style, Daejon stands at 6'2 currently, with room to grow, as he is only going to be a sophomore in this upcoming school year. He sees himself as a player who can be effective no matter where he is on the court. He believes that he will play as a combo guard, being able to man both guard slots and as a guy who "is effective on both sides of the floor."
Daejon grew up watching the Dawgs, so I asked him who his favorite UW player was growing up. He responded with, "Hard to pick one but I'd have to go with Brandon Roy, Will Conroy, and Tre Simmons. These are all great people on and off the floor." It would be hard for him to pick better idols.
You can find Daejon Davis on Twitter @DaejonDavis
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