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UW hoops: 2017 Lakeside guard Daejon Davis announces commitment to Huskies

Another highly regarded recruit says he will play basketball for the Washington Huskies.

Daejon Davis, who will be a junior this upcoming school year at Lakeside School in Seattle, announced on his Twitter page Tuesday morning that he plans to play basketball at UW.

Davis, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound shooting guard, is considered a 4-star prospect and a top-60 recruit in the 2017 class by, ESPN, Rivals and 247 Sports. He lists offers from California, Gonzaga, Washington State and others. The earliest he can sign a binding national letter of intent is November 2016.

According to the highlight video posted below, Davis averaged 20.1 points and 11.0 rebounds per game for Lakeside as a sophomore. He was named in May to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team.

Here’s’s evaluation: “Daejon Davis is a versatile shooting guard whose best attribute may be the fact that he's a rare off guard who is such a good passer. He's very unselfish and always willing to give up an open look to create for someone else. Davis is also a talented scorer who can fill the rim from all three levels. The amount of ways he has to score or create off the dribble makes him a very tough player to defend. He's very young looking and could still grow.”

Davis’ commitment continues a strong recruiting run by coach Lorenzo Romar and staff. After signing five top-100 prospects in the 2015 class, the Huskies have since signed New Zealand center Sam Timmins, and received commitments from 5-star Dematha Catholic guard Markelle Fultz (2016) and 6-foot-9 high-school sophomore Jontay Porter (2018), who is the younger brother of 5-star 2017 prospect Michael Porter Jr.