Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Recruiting News: Bama offers 2014 PF

It appears that Anthony Grant and his staff are not yet finished recruiting for 2014 as they have officially made an offer to 2014 recruit, Jackson Davis. Davis is a 6'8, 215 lb PF from Lexington, KY (Lafayette HS). While in Lexington to face Kentucky, Grant made an in-home visit with Davis and his family.

Davis is an emerging recruit. Originally committed to Rice, Davis re-opened his recruitment as more programs began to notice his talents. He has been offered by a host of other schools including Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Texas Tech, VCU and many others.

His senior numbers, according to Max Preps, were an impressive 25 pts, 14 rebs per game. In his final game this season, he had a fantastic performance, scoring 32 points and grabbing 31 rebounds. I don't know the level of competition he was facing, but 32 and 31 is staggering no matter who you're playing. For a Bama program desperately in need of big men who can rebound the ball, it's no wonder that Grant and his staff have taken an interest in this young man. He would be an excellent addition to what is already shaping up to be an outstanding class.

This could also mean the staff expects some attrition in the offseason. The scholarship limit is currently full for next season, but that could change should Carl elect not to return for a fifth season or Nick Jacobs does not return to the team.

Here's a video I found on Youtube.

16 comments:

Alex said...

Funny how the high school models their logo after UK

GEE said...

http://www.al.com/alabamabasketball/index.ssf/2014/03/former_alabama_star_tony_mitch.html

finebammer said...

http://www.al.com/alabamabasketball/index.ssf/2014/03/cm_newton_further_explains_why.html



it's Lacey's fault for transferring.


it's our fault for expecting too much.


if this guy signs with somebody else, i guess he'll have to shoulder some blame too.

crimsontider said...

This is about CM Newton's ego, not what's bet for the program. Make no mistake about that.

RichTide said...

What on earth is Newton talking about? Instant progress? Grant needs time to be able to get his own players? He just lost all credibility to comment on the Bama program. This is face saving pure and simple since he was instrumental in advising the Grant hire.

GEE said...

This kinda like having a family member on life support.What you do now?

Msmilie said...

CM Newton is too damn old to have an ego. I think he simply believe in the guy. Not everyone has an ulterior motive, CT.

crimsontider said...

Nobody is too old to have an ego. Look at Al Davis in his late years. (not comparing the two BTW) CM recommended CAG to Mal. He really wanted to be the guy who got the coach to take the program to the next level. He does not want to admit that his guy failed. And to an athletic department that is so apathetic to hoops, his opinion holds weight, however biased it may be.

Msmilie said...

Again, whether Grant fails or not, it has no bearing on Newton's place in the Alabama community. If he's defending Grant, it's for no other reason than he sees something in the guy that you are incapable of seeing. And being that he's a former coach and has forgotten more about the game than you'll ever know, I think I'll give his opinion on the matter some merit over the life bench warmers that make up this comment thread.

Msmilie said...

By the way, thanks for sabotaging a recruiting post with more of this "Fire Grant" BS. You goofy bastards are unable to think about anything else.

crimsontider said...

I didn't say one word comparing my knowledge of the game to Newton's, but say whatever you want.

Msmilie said...

You're saying that Newton doesn't know what the hell he's talking about and is only defending Grant because of his ego. I'm saying that C.M. is defending Grant from the perspective of a former coach, and as such, should be respected a little more for his comments. If C.M. was dissing Grant, you guys would be all about it. Instead, he's not playing the role you desire, therefore you're calling him out.

None of us - positive or negative - are approaching this subject from an erudite perspective.....unless some of us are former basketball coaches. When determining whether a basketball coach should lose his job, I think the opinion of a former basketball coach like C.M. is important.

crimsontider said...

Again, I never said CM didn't know what he was talking about. I said that he is incapable of forming an unbiased opinion on whether or not the man he championed for so hard back in 2009 should be fired. I also never said that we should disregard his opinion. He's CM Newton, you have to listen, but you have to look at his opinion for what it is. Biased.

DJC said...

I don't disagree with any of that, but at the same time, if we deferred to former coach's opinions when making these types of decisions, head coaches would have the most job security of any profession in the world. Part of the coaching fraternity code is that you never call for another coach's head. I challenge anyone to find a current or former head coach who has publicly stated that a current head coach should be terminated. CM's comments are not surprising.

Msmilie said...

Yeah, I get that about the coaching fraternity. My chief complaint is with people berating C.M. for making those comments in the first place on the basis that he's "biased" or I've even seen comments from people that he's "senile". No one really pursued Newton for those comments, he more or less publicly spoke them and the media picked up on it. If he didn't truly believe what he's saying he could have remained silent.

In my opinion, C.M. could be acting as the voice of the athletic department here, though the continued silence from Bill Battle about the situation still makes me think it's 50/50 regarding next season. Quite frankly, I'm tired of talking about it and look forward to a decision, yea or nay, being made public sooner rather than later

crimsontider said...

Wasn't it Mike Davis who Knight ripped to shreds in a radio interview?