While it has been an interesting road for Mountain Pointe High School 2014 graduate Chris Davis, he will now look to pick up his career and also look to develop on and off the basketball court at a prep program located in San Diego, California. The now 6-foot-7, 220-pound prep forward has decided to attend a post-graduate year at San Diego Prep Academy and will now become a 2015 prospect.
Davis' decision to head the prep school route was primarily based on his desire to qualify academically, since he was not an academic qualifier at the completion of his senior season at Mountain Pointe. As a result, Davis still needs a passing test score on the NCAA college entrance examination. Davis is very confident that he will receive a passing test score this year - making him eligible for NCAA division-I athletics. Davis plans to take the ACT/SAT this fall and again in the spring to make sure he receives a passing score.
Davis was among the top overall prospects in Arizona’s loaded 2014 class, but became academically ineligible for the start to his senior season.
Anyone that has spent time with Davis since he moved to the state of Arizona from Mississippi and Ohio before that understands the amount of potential and sheer talent that this young man possesses. A long and athletic post player that plays much bigger than his size suggests, Davis has the body of a much older prospect. He attacks the rim with vigor and finishes very strong in the paint. If Davis can develop a consistent jump shot out to three-point distance, he will see his game develop for the collegiate level – making him much tougher to defend as a player.
As a senior, Davis heard from such college programs as Portland State, Eastern Washington, Cal-State Bakersfield and Portland in his college recruitment. Davis is hopeful to see his college recruitment really take off this year as a 2015 prospect that has become much more focused on and off the basketball court.
Davis also comes from strong basketball bloodlines, as his mother was a standout forward prospect for Arizona State University in the mid-1990′s.
I will follow Davis' progress on and off the basketball court closely over the next year, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.