New Hampton Big Man Heading Ivy
November 12th, 2010
New England Recruiting Report
UPenn comes to New England to land highly coveted prep product.
New Hampton post-graduate Will Davis made a verbal commitment to the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday night, giving head coach Jerome Allen a highly athletic and active six-foot-nine big man.
The Sacramento, California native committed to the Quakers despite having scholarship offers in hand from multiple CAA schools and preliminary interest from more than one high major. Davis also saw recruitment from a variety of other Ivy League schools.
“I took a visit up there about two weeks ago and I just liked the campus, liked the coaches, liked the players,” Davis told the New England Recruiting Report. “I felt that it was a great fit for me to go there and I talked it over with Coach Hutchins and my parents and they also felt it was a good fit.”
Penn was the only school that Davis visited officially although he took several unofficial visits earlier in the fall.
Davis is the second highly regarded frontcourt player to commit to Penn in as many weeks, joining six-foot-six power forward Greg Louis from Florida.
Davis and Louis are cut from the same cloth in that they are two long and athletic big men who run the floor, play above the rim on both ends, and excel at facing up less mobile post players.
Together the duo should give Penn one of the most athletic frontcourts in the Ivy League and allow them to push the tempo and play a faster style then the league is used to.
“The coaching staff said that we’d be two of the most athletic forwards in the Ivy and that I would probably end up being one of the most athletic forwards in the league,” Davis said.
Davis becomes the fourth player in New Hampton’s class of 2011 to commit so far this year joining Jordan Laguerre (UMass), Nick Paulos (UNC Greensboro), and Joey Ptasinski (Lafayette), who all signed their National Letters of Intent this week.
Davis is the fourth New Hampton product to commit to an Ivy League school in the last four years.