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R.J. Davis goes off at Peach Jam with slew of coaches watching, talks recruiting
By ADAM ZAGORIANORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — R.J. Davis continues to see his recruitment take off as he cements himself among the top point guards in the Class of 2020.
The 6-foot floor general for the NY Rens and Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) went for 35 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in a win over Expressions Elite on Thursday at Peach Jam.
North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke, Villanova, UCLA, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Marquette, Georgetown, Texas, UConn, Seton Hall, Cal and Nebraska were among those on hand. Kansas, Texas and Cal are among his recent offers, In a recent interview with ZAGSBLOG, he broke down several of his top suitors, including Marquette, Indiana, Georgetown, Pitt and UCLA.
“Once Peach Jam is over, then I’ll start to narrow things down with my family and see what schools to visit and what not,” he said after his tour de force performance.
As for North Carolina, he’s been in touch with Hubert Davis, who watched R.J. at the recent New York Catholic League event at Archbishop Molloy.
“He just wants to build a relationship with me and hopefully get more comfortable,” he said.
“It feels amazing to know that my hard work is paying off, that schools are starting to pick up interest in me,” he added. “So it’s an amazing feeling to play out here at a competitive, high level.”
Davis has taken just one official visit to Georgetown last month. He plans to take more visits in the late summer and early fall, and has no timetable on a commitment.
“I have no idea,” he said. “I’m still thinking about it.”
Before focusing on recruiting, he wants to show out at Peach Jam.
“I still have more to prove,” he said. “It’s just one game. We still have to worry about tonight’s game.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.