Wakefields Davis Selects JUCO

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The starting point guard this past year for a Wakefield
Warriors team that made its second straight State Tournament appearance, Class
of 2014 prospect Kyle Davis has
decided to go the Junior College route to play his basketball at the next

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Davis will be headed to
normal'>Frederick Community College in Maryland to play for Coach
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Hill and
the Cougars. After a 3-21 campaign, the
Cougars were looking to strengthen their backcourt and get a guard with size
that checks in at 6-foot-2. They made
Davis a priority.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"I chose Frederick because Coach Hill was willing to
take a chance on me. When it came down
to it, he's the one calling me every day, texting me every day and he made me feel
like the player I know I am," Davis told

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Davis also considered Wheeling Jesuit, Lowell UMASS,
Virginia State, Iowa Western and Fairmont State.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>As a junior at Washington-Lee, Davis averaged 5.5
points and 4.6 assists per game in 21 games.
He then transferred to Wakefield and Coach
normal'>Tony Bentley eventually gave him the reigns as the starter at the
point. It was a bit of a transition for
him changing schools and picking up the new system, but as the season
progressed, he started to get the hang of things.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>What really got Frederick's attention was Davis'
performance in a 70-66 win over Potomac in the 5A-North Region Tournament
Championship when he handed out seven assists while playing all 32 minutes in
what was the 14th straight victory for Wakefield.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"Coach Hill and the rest of the staff like how I can
get everyone involved and make everyone around me better.
style=> He knows that's the best part of my
game. He heard good things about me, and
when he came to the Potomac game, I think he really saw what type of point
guard I was," noted Davis.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>On the year, Davis averaged 4.9 points per game to go
with over 150 assists and more than 75 steals.
Even in the Warriors' final game, a 63-55 loss to Henrico in the 5A
State Tournament Final Four, he managed to notch four assists and only one
turnover in 24 minutes of play.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>What will Davis provide the Cougars in his opinion?

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"I feel like I can bring a hard-working kid, someone
who's willing to get better every day. I
think my strengths are making the other four guys around me better as well as
getting to the cup and my defense. Coach
Bentley says my defense is similar to Aaron Craft, but he also says I foul too
much," stated Davis, who knows increasing his offensive skills as a scorer
would boost his total game.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"I want to improve on my jump shot coming down in
transition and being able to pull-up.
Coach Hill says that's really the only thing that's stopping me from
being a D-1 point guard in his eyes."

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If things go the way Davis hopes for him at Frederick,
it will open the opportunity to fulfill a dream down the road.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"At the end of my time there at the JUCO, my goal is to
sign to a D-1 school. That's why I chose
this route," he admitted. "When it's all
said and done, I want to play D-1 and I'm not talking about a place like
Syracuse, but the right fit for me, whether I do one or two years at the JUCO."



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