Lafayette’s Davis decommits from Rice

The ball is now in Jackson Davis's hands as shown above, with many different programs looking to bring in this new recruit.

Lafayette High School forward Jackson Davis, who verbally committed to Rice in October but did not sign with the Owls, has reopened his recruitment and has already heard from multiple major programs, including Vanderbilt and Kansas State, whose coaches plan to visit him on Wednesday. Davis, who is the best senior in Lexington and one of seven finalists for Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball award, had received interest from Vandy, Kansas State, Florida, Western Kentucky, Houston, Connecticut and Notre Dame. Rice and Columbia – the two schools he’s officially visited, have been in contact, too, and remain in the running. Ginger Davis said Jackson had not “totally decommitted from Rice” and that the Owls would stay in strong consideration. Davis is a 6’8″, 220 lbs. Lexington, Kentucky native who attends Lafayette High School and is considered to be a three-star prospect and the fifth-best 2014 prospect in the state according to the 247 composite rankings.


Davis is the son of former University of Kentucky player Jonathan Davis and he turned some heads while playing this summer for the Kentucky Travelers on the AAU circuit. Davis is a high energy combination forward that is aggressive on both ends of the floor. He sprints the floor on the break and can get to the rim where he can score with his length and athletic ability. Davis has good feel for the game and sets his teammates up well. It should be interesting in the next couple of days, to see if any programs can entice Davis to come join them.

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Alex Kline