Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIAR.J. Davis continues to pile up high-major scholarship offers.
The 6-foot floor general for the NY Rens and Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) picked up an offer from North Carolina on Wednesday after head coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis saw him at Peach Jam. Hubert Davis also watched R.J. Davis at the New York Catholic League event last month.
Davis also recently picked up offers from Kansas and Texas, while schools like Georgetown, Marquette, Pitt, Indiana and UCLA have been involved for some time, 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, Hubert Davis had been in touch with R.J. Davis
“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.”
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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.