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 ZAGORIADashawn Davis is headed to Oregon State.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard from The Bronx chose the Beavers over Seton Hall.
“To me and my family, it’s just the best chance for me to get to the next level,” Davis said by phone ahead of his announcement. “They’re going to build a team around me.”
Davis averaged 21.3 points, 6.1 assists and 4.1 rebounds last season at Trinity Valley (TX) Community College. He will be eligible for Division 1 in 2021.
“I’ll be an impact player on both ends of the floor, a leader on both ends of the floor,” he said.
The Bronx native initially signed with Seton Hall in December 2018, along with current Pirates forward Tyrese Samuel. But he opted not to pledge to the Pirates for a second time.
Davis is Oregon State’s first commit in 2021. Seton Hall has point guard Ryan Conway committed.
“I was feeling [Seton Hall] but Oregon State plays in the Pac-12 and they’re going to give me the ball,” he said. “The ball’s going to be in my hands.”
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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.