When it comes to producing talent, the state of New Jersey doesn't take a back seat to many. In the 2011 class one of the best is Myles Davis. The talented four-star combo guard from Plainfield (NJ) St. Peter's Prep is attracting some serious recruiting attention.
It has been an excellent junior year for Davis. Known as a big time scorer, the 6-foot Davis has worked to become a more complete player this season, and it is showing in his numbers.
"I am averaging about 20 points per game," explained Davis. "I have been keeping it balanced with assists and rebounds. I like to make sure my teammates get involved, and that I don't only show my scoring, but that I can rebound and pass the ball. I think I have been playing well, but I am trying to pick up my game a lot more now that it is crunch time in the playoffs."
Recruiting wise there is no shortage of options for Davis. Many of the top schools on the East Coast are after him.
"I have heard from UConn, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, LaSalle, St. Joe's, Providence, St. John's, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Hofstra, Georgetown, George Mason, and I think that is it," said Davis of his school list.
Of those schools, only Wake Forest and Georgetown have yet to offer a scholarship. Even though they have yet to come forward with an offer, Davis said that both are in close contact with him.
That type of attention is something that Davis is grateful for. Davis feels it is an honor to be recruited at such a high level, but he isn't about to let himself become complacent.
"It definitely feels good being recognized for my all-around game, and not just my shooting," said Davis of his recruitment. "It feels good that colleges think I am one of the best players out there. I just have to play with a chip on my shoulder now that my name is out there. I always have to play harder and better to keep my name what it is now."
During the season Davis says he didn't have a chance to visit any schools unofficially, but he has hopes to see several colleges going forward.
"If I could, I would want to see all the schools," Davis said of any upcoming unofficial visits. "I know that isn't possible. I don't have any specific schools I want to see. Just whatever happens, happens. If I can't see some schools, that doesn't meant they are out of the picture or anything."
Currently Davis is seen as the number 37 player in the 2011 class.