After several moves in the past and finally settling down at Mountain Pointe High School just a year ago, 6-foot-6 senior Chris Davis turned in a strong junior season. As a result, Davis became one of the state's elite prospects for a talented Pride team that made some serious noise down the season stretch - knocking on the door in the state playoffs this past season. While the team would fall just short in the state playoffs - losing by one point to eventual two-time Division-I state champion Corona Del Sol HS (65-66).
While Mountain Pointe would fall short, Davis would cement himself among the top prospects in an already super loaded 2014 class. With such a strong class, possibly the best in Arizona history, Davis has become an unheralded recruiting target that will look to make a big splash during the July evaluation period.
Davis will have to make some serious noise for himself during the busy recruiting month of July, since he missed the entire April NCAA evaluation period with a broken bone in his pinkie toe. He is now fully recovered and advised me that he is currently doing two-a-day workouts for himself to gain maximum speed and athleticism for the summer months.
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 rangy and also ultra-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. Looking very similar facially to that of NBA forward Michael Beasley, this young man is only scratching the surface of just how good he can become as a player, since he has only been playing the game of basketball for 5 years.
As 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.
Currently, Davis advised me that since he missed the spring evaluation period, his current college interest is just college letters, but he hopes to change that dramatically with a strong summer performance.
Davis also comes from strong basketball bloodlines, as his mother was a standout forward prospect for Arizona State University in the mid-1990's.
Next high school season, Davis will have a lot to look forward to as new head coach Hoseah Graham has taken over at the school. Graham is one of the state's elite coaches and has been for many years. Having Graham as a coach for his senior season, will also do a lot to help develop Davis as a player, on and off the court.
Arizona Preps will continue to follow the college recruitment of Davis closely this summer, and bring you any updates as his college recruitment begins to develop.