Wednesday afternoon update — Indiana offered Davis a scholarship today after meeting with Davis today:
Congratulations to Junior, RJ Davis @ariidavis_ on his latest offer from Indiana of the Big Ten! #Stepinac #CHSAA #BigTen
— Stepinac Basketball (@step_basketball) May 1, 2019
When the Indiana coaching staff visits a prospect twice over the course of two weeks, it is time to take note.
That is the case with 2020 point guard RJ Davis, who Archie Miller is visiting today based on reports:
#Indiana HC Archie Miller & Bruiser Flint as well as assistants from #Georgetown and #Northwestern will be at @step_basketball tomorrow for 4⭐️PG R.J. Davis’20 @ariidavis_
Davis averaged 21.5 pts (58.7% FG, 90.9% FT & 66.7% 3pt FG), 4.5 assists, 1.8 steals for @NYRhoops #iubb 👀 pic.twitter.com/hzFoniCNva
— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) April 30, 2019
Just over a week ago IU coaches were at Archbishop Stepinac High School in New York to watch Davis.
Stepinac hosted an open gym today and Maryland, Indiana, Villanova, Penn State, Siena and Marist were all in attendance to see @step_basketball juniors R.J. Davis, Alpha Bangura Jr., Malcolm Chimezie and Luke Fizulich.
— Varsity Insider (@lohudinsider) April 22, 2019
Sandwiched in between those visits was an incredibly impressive AAU weekend in Atlanta on the Nike EYBL circuit.
Playing for the New York Renaissance against some of the top competition in the country, the 6-foot-0 guard dazzled.
Take a look at these numbers for Davis in four games over the weekend according to the EYBL website:
- 21.5 points
- 58.7% field goal percentage
- 90.9% free throw percentage
- 66.7% three-point percentage (12 of 18)
- 3.5 rebounds
- 4.5 assists / 2.2 turnovers
- 2.8 steals
Included in those numbers is a 30 point performance against one of the top point guards in the country — 5-star RJ Hampton of Drive Nation/Texas.
While Miller is after other point guards in the 2020 class including Caleb Love, Davis might have put himself at or near the top of the list with last weekend’s performance.
Davis’ recruiting rankings are a little misleading at this time. The ranking services will make updates to the 2020 prospects as AAU play continues, and the White Plains, New York native will likely rocket up the charts as spring and summer play continues.
Presently Davis is the No. 202 player in the country according to the 247Sports Composite, making him a 3-star recruit according to that service.
Davis averaged more than 25 points per game during his junior season for Stepinac according to the Westchester Journal News. Stepinac is a prestigious program that has produced a significant amount of Division One talent — and he is already the school’s all-time leading scorer. Davis also averaged 7.0 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game.
(Note: Davis is AAU teammates with fellow IU 2020 target Ethan Morton).
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