Fresh off the heels of landing 2016 five-star recruit, Markelle Fultz, Washington coach Lorenzo Romar struck again, as 2017 four-star guard Daejon Davis tweeted that he'd be staying in his home state and attending Washington.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I am excited and blessed to announce I will be attending the University of Washington <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DawgPackStandUp?src=hash">#DawgPackStandUp</a></p>— Daejon Davis (@DaejonDavis) <a href="https://twitter.com/DaejonDavis/status/636215246999281664">August 25, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Davis, from Nine Mile Falls, Washington, is the 57th best player in the country, and second best in the state of Washington in 2017, per 247Sports.
Below is a highlight video of Davis' sophomore season of high school. He averaged a double-double at 20.1 points and 11 rebounds per game.
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Davis is Washington's first commit in the class of a 2017, a class they would love to have Michael Porter, Jr. be the crown jewel of.
Porter, a top five player in the country in 2017, has ties to the program as Lorenzo Romar is his godfather. An added wrinkle is that Porter's brother 2018 recruit Jontay has committed to the Huskies.
Even if the Huskies end up missing out on Porter, Davis is good enough to be considered the "headliner" of this class, and is a great get for Romar and company.