Davonte Davis Signs with Arkansas

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JACKSONVILLE, AR – Davonte Davis, a four-star recruit from Jacksonville, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Razorbacks, Arkansas head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman announced.

Davis (6-4, 175) is rated 80th on the ESPN Top 100 while ESPN has him the 18th-best shooting guard, the 18th-best player in the region and the second-best player in the state of Arkansas.

“Our coaching staff is so excited to announce the signing of Davonte “Devo” Davis,” Musselman said. “Devo will bring tremendous toughness and versatility to our Arkansas Razorbacks team.

“We love Devo’s ability to be both a playmaker and a scorer at all three levels. He is an elite free throw attempt player and does a great job finishing through contact. From a defensive perspective, Devo will add a long, athletic defender that can guard multiple positions.

“He is an exhilarating, exciting point guard that Hog fans will love to watch and teammates will love to play with him.”

In other recruiting services, Davis is 100th on the 247Sports Composite and 16th among point guards. Rivals has him ranked 128th nationally and 29th at his position while 247Sports puts him 139th nationally and 21st among point guards. He is also #3 in the state by 247Sports.

Davis was named to the 2019 USA TODAY All-Arkansas first team as a junior as he averaged 18.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and six assists per game. He played for Woodz Elite in the Nike EYBL.

He is a three-time Arkansas Activities Association All-State selection, making the 2019 5A team with Jacksonville HS and the 2A teams in 2017 and 2018 while playing at Jacksonville Lighthouse.

As a sophomore, Davis averaged 18.4 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds and 2 steals. As a freshman, Davis averaged 16 points and seven rebounds in leading Lighthouse to conference and regional championships as well as the Class 2A state semifinal.

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