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Eric Davis Narrows list to 7

2015 G Eric Davis – Saginaw Arthur Hill (MI)

Saginaw, Michigan is the hometown to a nice handful of some big time basketball players. Names such as Draymond Green, Darvin Ham, Kenyon Martin, Jason Richardson, and Anthony Roberson are just a few that come to mind when talking about the talent from Sag-Town that has played at the highest level of college basketball and in the NBA. Currently Saginaw’s finest player goes by the name, Eric Davis.

Davis is a 6’3 182 pound point guard that can score at an alarming rate. Last season as a junior at Arthur Hill High School, the PG averaged 27 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals per game. The Saginaw native has been on the national radar for a long time and has a plethora of offers but has recently narrowed his list to 7 exclusively to NextUpRecruits.

I received a text last night from Eric that read, “I’m down to 7: Texas, Michigan, Michigan State, UNLV, UCLA, NC State, & Kentucky (No particular order).”

During our interview we discussed how his list got down to those 7 schools. He told me, “I feel like any of those schools would be the best fit for me. I have 7 good relationships with the coaching staffs, and I can see myself in a jersey balling at any of those schools.”

He went on to tell me, “Honestly, as a kid, I never thought I’d be in this position to get to hand pick a school to go and play basketball at, but my dream has become a reality, it is pretty cool.”

Eric Davis will be looking to lead to Arthur Hill to a State Championship.

Davis looks to lead Arthur Hill to a State Championship

Of his 5 official visits, 3 are already planned out for this month. This weekend he is scheduled to go to UNLV. August 23rd he will be visiting UCLA (Still finalizing this visit). August 29th he will be visiting Texas.  He is still debating on where to use his 4th and 5th official visits at, but they will be scheduled very soon.

He has already been on unofficial visits to Michigan, Michigan State, and NC State.  Fans at these 7 schools will have to wait on pins and needles to find out where he is going to officially visit next.

Davis is a humble kid and stays hungry to improve his game and prove his naysayers wrong. He wanted to shout out and say thanks to: His Uncle Tony, Kashif “Kash” Pratt, Draymond Green, & Devyn Marble. All of them have been like big brothers to him and have helped mentor and guide him along in his life on and off of court.

He also wanted to thank all of his “haters” that have helped give him that extra motivation to make it to the top. The journey is nowhere near over and this young man has not even come close to reaching his full potential. When things are all said and done, don’t be surprised to hear his name called in the NBA Draft in the future.

Although coaches, scouts, and basketball fans everywhere are interested to see where Davis will end up, his focus is on his upcoming senior season at Arthur Hill.  Individually, Davis has a very good chance of winning the Mr. Basketball award in Michigan if he continues to perform at a high level.

When asked about his team, Davis did not shy away from the expectations that are being placed upon Arthur Hill for the 2014-2015 year.  With him and Top 2017 SG Brian “Tugs” Bowen combining to form a fearsome tandem, the Lumberjacks should have their eyes on the prize all season long.  Davis is excited to go out on the court and try to beat arch-rival Saginaw High School who they lost to twice last season.

When asked about his relationship with Tugs, Davis said he acts like a mentor to the young guard. He explained that he is trying to teach him to learn from his mistakes and move on.  Their conversations include things like understanding shot selection and not worrying about how bad/good you may be playing from game to game.

Davis also added that he thinks that Bowen is the, “best player in his class,” which is the highest praise he could give to the baller he is mentoring.

Davis tried out for Team USA this year

Davis tried out for Team USA this year

Davis is no stranger to playing with and against the top competition all across the United States.  This summer he was selected to tryout for Team USA and says it was a, “great opportunity and it was awesome to even be included.”

He also played with The Family 17u EYBL AAU team which is based out of Detroit, Michigan.  This loaded team featured ESPN Top 100 recruits A.J Turner and Miles Bridges and other top players such as Trevor Manuel and Jaire Grayer.  In 17 games he averaged 17 points per game while shooting an incredible 47% from the field.  These numbers are a good indication that Davis can and will be an efficient and effective scorer at a top D1 school.

As Davis takes his visits, the speculation will build on where he will attend college.  He made the smart decision to not mess with social media accounts like Twitter, so stay tuned with to find out updates on where this talented PG will end up.

You can watch Davis this season playing at Saginaw Arthur Hill high school, something that any basketball fan should do.

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