COLLEGE STATION - Ranked as the top player in the state of Texas by ESPN, center Tyler Davis (Plano, Texas / Plano West High School) officially signed a National Letter of Intent with the Texas A&M men’s basketball program on Wednesday.
“Tyler is the first guy who committed to us in this class and really got this whole thing going,” Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said. “He’s from a great family and great school at Plano West. On the court he’s a big body guy who can score around the basket and also step out and make a 15-footer. He does so many things well. He’s got a great motor and can pass the ball, but one of the biggest things I like about him is he’s got a nastiness and a toughness about him on the court.”
Ranked as five-star prospect by Scout and a four-star prospect by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals, Davis is also regarded as the No. 20 player in the country by ESPN and No. 25 by Scout. Additionally, he is an ESPN Top 100 recruit who is considered the No. 7 center recruit in the country by 247, ESPN and Scout.
“What I like about Tyler Davis is his toughness and his ability to lock down his area from a rebounding stand point,” Evan Daniels, Scout.com director of basketball recruiting, said. “He’s an enforcer in the paint but you can also throw him the ball and he can bully some guys and score in the paint. He’s a guy that’s really going to impact the Aggies’ front court.”
Davis attended Frisco Liberty High School as a freshman and sophomore before transferring to Plano West High School for his junior year. Will be hitting the court for the first time this season for the Wolves after sitting out last season per UIL rules.
During AAU competition, Davis is a member of the Texas Titans, where he averaged 15.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and just under two blocks per contest while helping the Titans make a final four appearance in the 2014 Nike Elite Youth Basketball playoffs. Played AAU alongside current Aggies Avery Johnson and Alex Robinson.
Played for the USA West Team at the 2014 Nike Global Challenge and also competed in the LeBron James Skills Academy.
Davis chose Texas A&M over Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, North Carolina and Texas.