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Hoops on the Plains: 2015 PF Shawntrez Davis Player Profile

Tubby Smith gets his big man as Shawntrez Davis a power forward from Georgia has committed to Texas Tech and fills a huge need.

FRONTCOURT
SHAWNTREZ DAVIS POWER FORWARD
HT/WT: 6-8/205
HIGH SCHOOL: Sound Doctrine Christian Academy (LeGrange, GA)
VIDEO: YouTube
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals | Scout | ESPN 80 | 24/7 Sports 88
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8757
OFFERS: Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Texas Tech
PROFILE DATE: May 22, 2015

SCOUTING REPORT: You don’t get a ton of insight into Davis’ game other than he’s a jumping-jack and a guy that likes to dunk. I’d guess that he has a pretty decent mid-range game, but I’d also guess that this mid-range game is probably lacking a bit and needs improvement. The finer points of a game is usually what’s lacking, but you can’t coach that athleticism and that width. At 6’8” or 6’9” that’s a legitimate sized post player that can play some defense and adds a ton of much needed depth to the frontcourt spot.

And I truly believe that this is one of those long-term situations. Not that he’ll sit as a freshman, but as long as he can play some defense at the power forward spot, which means that he has to rebound, block shots and play solid defense, he will be a player and he’ll get time. I think he’s more offensively skilled than Zach Smith, although not by much, and Smith ended up being the best freshman for Texas Tech last year.

And make no mistake, Davis was one of the best remaining power forwards in the 2015 class and signing Davis makes this class go from a solid C+ to a B+:

The 6-foot-8 power forward is currently at Sound Doctrine and getting high-major interest. He played on the spring and summer circuit with Game Elite. Davis has good size and will be able to add weight in college. He has a nice set of hands, can finish off plays inside and even make a mid-range jump shot.

Texas Tech had to get some frontcourt depth after Alex Foster and Justin Jamison flamed out. This was huge for Tubby Smith.

Shawntrez, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2015 Class:

BACKCOURT
JORDAN JACKSON SHOOTING GUARD
HT/WT: 6-3/175
HIGH SCHOOL: St. Pius (Houston, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals | Scout N/R | ESPN 78 | 24/7 Sports 84
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8288
VTM PROFILE DATE: October 13, 2014
OFFERS: Bowling Green, Houston, Tulsa, Stephen F. Austin, Bryant University, Citadel, Long Island, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Rider, Sam Houston State, Texas Tech
C.J. WILLIAMSON COMBO GUARD
HT/WT: 6-6/185
HIGH SCHOOL: Evans (Orlando, FL)
VIDEO: Clip 1 | Clip 2
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals | Scout N/R | ESPN 77 | 24/7 Sports 87
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8418
VTM PROFILE DATE: October 20, 2014
OFFERS: Texas Tech, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Boston College, Kansas State, Murray State, South Florida, St. John’s Texas, UCF, UTEP VCU
DEVON THOMAS POINT GUARD
HT/WT: 6-0/173
JUCO: Cloud County Community College (Concordia, KS)
VIDEO: YouTube
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout N/R | ESPN N/A | 24/7 Sports 87
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8700
PROFILE DATE: April 19, 2014
OFFERS: Creighton, Georgia State, North Carolina Central, Texas Tech, Towson
FRONTCOURT
SHAWNTREZ DAVIS POWER FORWARD
HT/WT: 6-8/205
HIGH SCHOOL: Sound Doctrine Christian Academy (LeGrange, GA)
VIDEO: YouTube
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals | Scout | ESPN 80 | 24/7 Sports 88
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8757
OFFERS: Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Texas Tech
PROFILE DATE: May 22, 2015
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