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BASKETBALL RECRUITING: Saginaw Arthur Hill's Eric Davis chooses Texas

Basketball   | Scott Burnstein

BASKETBALL RECRUITING: Saginaw Arthur Hill's Eric Davis chooses Texas

The state’s No. 2 high school boys basketball player is off the board.

Saginaw Arthur Hill 6-foot-3 combo-guard Eric Davis, a four-star recruit and the state of Michigan’s second-best prospect, according to ESPN, committed to the University of Texas at a press conference held at Arthur Hill Tuesday evening.

He chose the Longhorns and head coach Rick Barnes over the University of Michigan, Michigan State, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, N.C. State and Louisiana State.

"Texas is where I was most comfortable," he said. "Everybody there embraced me from Day One."

The fact that Barnes is on the bench in Austin is a big reason Davis' comfort level is so high.

"I feel like I've already built a bond with Coach Barnes, he's been great to me and I have a lot of faith in him," he said.

A do-it-all presence on the hardwood, Davis averaged a robust stat-line of 27 points, five assists, five rebounds and three steals per game last season as a junior. This past summer, he was selected to participate in the elite Nike Global Challenge, suiting up for Team USA.

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