Milan’s Latin Davis Commits To Youngstown State

22 Sep

kepatmeretezes_hu_LatinDavis2Milan senior point guard Latin Davis has already accomplished numerous accolades throughout his high school playing career.  Such as recognized for the Class B all-state team, and leading his Big Reds to the Class B crown as a junior.  The latest achievements for Davis was his decision on where he will play next year in college, the Youngstown State Penguins of the Horizon League.

“It feels good,” Davis had to say,  “I feel great about my decision.”

The Penguins currently have four players from the greater Detroit area on their roster for the upcoming season.  Perhaps one reason for Youngstown State connection to the region is assistant coach Steve Hall.  Hall, who attended and played for Cass Tech in high school, guided Detroit Rogers Academy to three straight MHSAA Class D titles (2003-2005), before resurrecting the ailing Northwestern program to their first city league title since 1978 in 2008.

In addition to Coach Hall as Davis’ main recruiter, Latin also felt a connection to the campus as well.  He committed while on an official visit, and says he enjoyed the atmosphere, and hanging out with his soon to be teammates.  Another aspect of the Penguin program Latin appreciated was the educational opportunities Youngstown State provides.  Basketball won’t last forever according to Latin, and placed a heavy emphasis on schooling during the recruiting process.

“They really have a great academic program,” Davis mentioned, “they want all of their players too graduate and their team has a overall gpa of 3.0.  So I’m looking to get a good education first then basketball.”

Youngstown made Latin a priority in their class of 2015 because they liked his ability to attack the basket, create for teammates, and shoot the three.  For now, Davis returns to Milan for his last year of high school eligibility.  The Big Reds are amongst the favorites to win Class B this year.  Davis’ partner in crime will be 6’8″ power forward Nick Perkins, who has several division offers to decide between right now.  With Latin on the perimeter, and Nick down low, the two have set lofty goals of finishing high school careers strong this season.

“(We will) Try to get back to the Breslin Center,” Davis aid, “both of us (Latin and Nick) have too lead.

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