Jacoby Davis Becomes Ray's First Signee At Mississippi State
The 6-foot-1, 192-pound Davis, who turns 20 on May 20, will come to Mississippi State in the fall after spending the past year at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., where he averaged 21 points and 5 assists.
"I'm really excited about Jacoby joining the Bulldog family," Ray said. "He's exactly the type of quality person we are looking for in this basketball program. I think he'll be a great addition to our team because he's a winner, and he cares about the team. Jacoby will be a valuable asset to our team because he is a true point guard that can set up his teammates, but he's also a good shooter and will take pressure off of his teammates with his ability to knock down shots. "
In high school, Davis led West Charlotte to a 28-2 ledger and the 2011 Class 4A championship as a senior. In the 78-69 win against Millbrook (Raleigh) in the title game, Davis scored 13 points and collected four steals. For the year, he averaged 17.5 points and 5.3 assists.
As a junior, the Lions were eliminated in the semifinals, and he averaged 17.0 points an outing.
"I really enjoyed my visit to Mississippi State, and I'm excited to be a part of the Bulldog family," Davis said. "I really felt comfortable with everyone, and I feel Mississippi State is a perfect fit."
The son of Jacoby and Michelle Davis, the younger Davis was a member of the 2011 All-Observer Team, which recognized the top 15 players from the 127 schools in North Carolina and South Carolina that the Charlotte Observer newspaper covers. He was also an All-State performer both his senior and junior campaigns.
In 2011, he was also selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic Regional All-Star Game, where he had 8 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals as his West team dropped a 98-95 setback to the East.
Davis' talents, however, weren't just limited to basketball. In addition, he was also the starting quarterback for his football team.
"There have been a lot of great point guards at Mississippi State, and hopefully I can come in and continue that tradition," Davis said. "This is a dream come true."