You know you are a big timer when Rick Barnes and Bill Self both make it a point to be at your school on the first day college coaches could get on the road to see prospects at their respective schools. That's what happened to Bryan Davis, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound big man from Grand Prairie (Texas) High School.
Davis, the No. 29 ranked player in the class of 2006, is the target of many high-major schools. Obviously Texas and Kansas wanted to send a message to the rising senior.
"Yeah, that meant a lot," Davis said of the visits from the two Big 12 head coaches. "I had a good talk with Coach Barnes. He's a real cool guy. Coach Self came out but we didn't get a chance to talk too much."
Texas and Kansas aren't alone in the race to get Davis to sign a National Letter of Intent with their respective places of higher learning either. Davis said he's received scholarship offers from North Carolina, Texas A&M and Connecticut, too. The legitimacy of the offers could not be verified however Davis probably wouldn't be turned down if he were to verbally commit to any of those programs.
Playing with Team Texas at the Boo Williams Invitational, Davis had his moments but spent a lot of time on the bench with early foul trouble. He did struggle to have any kind of continuity on both ends of the floor.
Davis will return to action at the Next Level tournament in Grapevine, Texas on April 22-24 with his Team Texas group.
Davis said he will take the SAT on May 7.