2011 point guard is another Garden State rising star
By Matt Whitfield
Although he is only a sophomore, Myles Davis is showing to be beyond his years as a basketball player. As a freshman, the Plainfield (NJ) native played at basketball factory St. Benedict’s in Newark (NJ). With classmates Myck Kabongo and Tavon Sledge, along with the usual amount of loaded talent in upperclassmen ranks, things did not pan out the way he wanted so he looked to transfer.
Davis had three transfer options, return to Plainfield and team up with long time friend Tyrone Johnson, but take a back seat to Isaiah Epps, transfer to Seton Hall Prep where Sterling Gibbs was already cemented as the Point Guard, or go to prestigious Jersey City prep school St Peter’s, where their sports programs were fast on the rise and competitive year round. Davis choose St. Peters and the rest is looking like history.
This past fall in the Eddie Griffin Classic, an all-star game pitting New Jersey’s best versus Philadelphia’s finest. Davis finished as the games leading scorer in the EGC Class of 2011 Game with 24 points and earned the Team New Jersey MVP honors. The future is bright for Davis and in his first year at St. Peter’s Prep, Davis stated to NBE, he has already attracted attention from Louisville, Memphis, Notre Dame, Villanova, Kentucky, Seton Hall, Rutgers and St. Joseph’s.
Right now the swift and dead-eye shooting point guard is a part of a 17-2 Marauders squad that is amongst the top ranked teams in New Jersey. Davis consistently leads St. Peters in scoring every night as he sets the tone offensively with his deadly three-point shot. Although only a sophomore, Davis knows already what he wants out of the eventual college he chooses. Davis, bright and articulate for a high school sophomore, told NBE that his three biggest things are playing with a dominant big man, a coaching staff that Davis stated, “I click with them as soon as I get there,” and a team that just lets him play right away.
Davis feels he could improve defensively in the future, however, for a player that works out with coaches after practice, hard work should pay off and reward Davis with a bright future.
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