Rarely do girls or boys basketball prospects get so much attention early on their college recruitment, but for Xavier Prep's gifted 6-foot-1 rising sophomore guard/forward Mia Davis that is not the case. The skilled young prospect emerged as an elite prospect early on in her development, and is currently rated among the nation's elite 2023 prospects by ESPN.
Davis is the daughter of former Arizona basketball star guard Prileu Davis who destroyed the ACCAC while playing for Phoenix College, and landed a big-time college basketball scholarship to Louisville. Prileu Davis is also among the state's top coaches and trainers as he has developed numerous basketball prospects in the valley, while also coaching in the professional ranks. He has worked hard to develop his daughter, and, as a result, she is an advanced young performer with loads of potential for the future.
Davis is a very skilled guard prospect that can play anywhere on the floor, and is a nightmare match-up for opposing defenders. She can score the basketball with excellent range on her shot, and also has a very good mid-range game that allows her to operate inside of the three-point arc. Very crafty and skilled, Davis has an excellent handle of the basketball and keeps defenders on their toes with her ability to stop and go on a dime, and make plays for herself and her teammates. She makes players around her better, which is absolutely rare for a prospect her age. She is a well-rounded fundamentally sound performer with a lot in her offensive bag.
Davis is also a strong and active rebounder that is not afraid to mix it up inside. She will really develop in this area of her game over time, as she continues to grow physically and gains maturity. But she is absolutely well beyond her years as a prospect and looks and plays much older than her age suggests. Through her training and mental and physical development with Prileu Davis, Mia is always around the game and is always getting better. Over time, it will be very fun to watch her grow and develop.
Last season as a mere freshman on the varsity level, Davis averaged 9.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per/game, while helping Xavier Prep to an 18-11 record in the state's 6A Division. Xavier had a very young group last season, and will be returning almost every player next high school season, so the future looks very bright for Xavier as a program, and also Davis as a student-athlete and a college prospect.
Davis will soon begin to generate loads of Division-I offers for himself, as college programs will begin to lineup for her. Davis is currently rated as the #13 overall prospect in America's 2023 Class by ESPN - an absolute honor for such a young Arizona basketball prospect. Over time, this young prospect will change the game and help take Arizona girl's basketball in the state to another level.