Former FAU star Davis commits to Razorbacks

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Personnel WriterMay 1, 2024, 01:22 PM ET


    • Basketball recruiting insider.
    • Signed up with ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Former Florida Atlantic star

    guard Johnell Davis, one of the best players in the transfer portal, announced his commitment to Arkansas on Wednesday.Davis is still going through the NBA draft process and has multiple team

    exercises lined up for the next few weeks, sources said. He will find out whether he will be invited to the NBA draft combine later this week. The 6-foot-4 guard checked the NBA draft waters in 2015, participating in the G League Elite Camp, but eventually went back to Florida Atlantic and had the very best season of his career.He shared AAC Gamer of the Year honors after averaging career highs throughout the board: 18.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists, while shooting 41.4%from 3-point range. In FAU’s biggest win of the season, Davis went for 35 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Owls to a win over Arizona in Las Vegas.He scored 30 or more points on 2 other occasions this past season, installing 30 versus UAB and 34 versus UTSA in an overtime

    win.Davis also played a key function on FAU’s Final 4 team in 2022-23, balancing 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds and moving into the starting

    lineup for the last 13 games of the season. He had 29 points and 12 rebounds in the NCAA competition second-round win over Fairleigh Dickinson.Florida Atlantic lost all five beginners to the transfer website or graduation after head coach Dusty Might delegated replace Juwan Howard at Michigan. Might was replaced by Baylor

    assistant John Jakus.Meanwhile, Arkansas coach John Calipari continues to rebuild a roster that was empty when he took over in Fayetteville. Davis is the premier pickup so far, however he signs up with a group that includes Tennessee transfer Jonas Aidoo, Kentucky transfer Zvonimir Ivisic and former Kentucky commits Boogie Fland, Karter Knox and Billy Richmond, all top-40 recruits.

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