By MIKE GRIMALASpecial to ZAGSBLOGLAS VEGAS — Eric Davis , a 2015 point guard out of Saginaw (MI) Arthur Hill, has been picking up momentum on the recruiting trail, and with good reason—as his play at this week’s LeBron James Skills Academy has shown, he’s one of the nation’s top backcourt prospects.
And it’s only going to get more intense for Davis, who is just beginning the process of sorting out his list and his visits.
There won’t be any shortage of suitors who want to get him on campus.
“UConn has offered,” the 6-foot-3 Davis said on Friday, running through the interested parties. “Texas recently offered. I’ve been talking to Kentucky a lot. Oregon, NC State, Michigan, Michigan State as well. Iowa, UCLA. And UNLV has also been in the mix, too.”
It’s quite a list, and Davis knows he’s going to have a tough time paring it down. But he’s determined to narrow his choices by the end of the summer.
“After July I’m going to trim my list down,” he said. “So hopefully I can get at least a top seven, top eight. I just want to trim it down, not rushing the process at all.”
Once he sets his initial list, he’ll go about organizing his official visits. As of now, there are only two programs locked in.
“I’m actually going to visit UCLA and UNLV officially,” Davis said. “Those are my two visits that I know so far. I’m not really sure about the other ones yet. I’m still trying to set some dates up and actually confirm and clarify the dates, so that’s the next step.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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