April 21, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. - University of Wyoming basketball coach Heath Schroyer announced on Monday that A.J. Davis has signed a national letter of intent with the Wyoming basketball program and will enroll at UW in the Fall of 2008.
"I am really excited about adding A.J. Davis to the program," said Schroyer. "He is a quality young man, a quality student and a great basketball player. He is a legitimate 6'5" player who is athletic, can put the ball on the floor, can get to the rim and can shoot the ball. He is my kind of player, and I am excited about adding A.J. to the Wyoming basketball family."
A.J. Davis is a 6'5", 195-pound guard who comes to the University of Wyoming from Columbus, Ohio. Davis attended Linden-McKinley high school in his hometown of Columbus before spending the 2007-08 academic year at Harmony Community School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Davis was a standout high school basketball player at Linden-McKinley and received numerous honors during his career. He was a First Team All-City and All-District performer following his senior year of 2006-07. That season, he averaged 21.0 points, nine rebounds and six assists. As a junior, Davis averaged 16.7 points a game and earned Honorable Mention All-District honors. During his sophomore season, he helped lead Linden-McKinley to the Ohio Division II state semifinals while averaging 11 points a game. He was ranked as the No. 2 wing and the No. 8 overall player in the state of Ohio by PrepSpotlight.com coming out of high school.
This past season at Harmony Prep, Davis averaged 18 points, nine rebounds and three assists on the hardwood.
Davis was also recruited by Toledo, Akron, Virginia Tech and South Florida.
Davis joins Mahamoud Diakite, who signed with the Cowboys during the early signing period in November, as the first two signees in the 2008-09 class.