transferring to Utah State. Davis averaged 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a true freshman during the 2010-11 season with the Thunderbirds. His rebounding total was the best on the team that season, while he finished No. 2 on the team in blocked shots that year with 31 total.
As rumor has it, Davis is a true 3/4 combo forward, which is really something that has largely eluded Stew Morrill for the majority of his years at USU. That kind of versatility though could pay off in a big way in a couple years with guys like Jordan Stone, Matt Lopez and Carson Shanks to play down low, while Davis and Jalen Moore both could bring tremendous size to the wings.
For a program that has usually excelled despite most often being on the wrong end of a mismatch in size and athleticism, the thoughts of what these guys could do while boasting massive size across the board has got to be pretty frightening for opposing teams.
In the bigger picture of it all, this looks like another step forward in the continued improvement in recruiting for this program. A lot of fans have often bagged on Morrill for not getting top-level recruits in Logan, as if it were some easy thing to do that he just wasn't trying hard enough with. But with the continued success of the program, things have seemed to take a noticeable improvement in recruiting. Whether that is due to the program's reputation as a whole, the continued improvement in facilities, conference affiliation or even just the coaching staff developing more and more connections around the country; there's a definite improvement in the size and athleticism of recruits coming to this program.
It's feels generally safe to assume that if guys come to Logan and buy into Stew's way of doing things, success will shortly follow. Davis already has one solid year of college basketball under his belt, and because of the coaching change at SUU while he has been out on his mission, he apparently will be eligible to play as soon as he gets here, although a redshirt year is available as well. Given the amount of wing players this team will have, it's probably a good bet that Davis will redshirt in his first season at USU.
Regardless, this looks like a very good get for the program, and Davis should be a very welcomed edition to the program. Stew will likely love him from the get-go based on his defense and rebounding, and if he can score from outside and with his back to the basket, the kid could have greatness in his future!