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April 20, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Kevin Davis won’t enroll at Washington this year

Scratch Kevin Davis from the list of big men Washington is recruiting this year.
The 6-foot-9 Tacoma Community College forward was supposed to enroll at UW this fall, but TCC coach Carl Howell said this morning Davis will not play for the Huskies or any other Division I school next season.
“They are to going to continue to evaluate him next year,” Howell said.
There was always plenty of questions on and off the court surrounding Davis, who spent five years at Todd Beamer High and a few months at the College of Southern Idaho in 2010 before transferring to TCC last fall.
He needed to clear many academic hurdles to fulfill requirements for an associate degree in just one year. Perhaps in hindsight that was an ambitious plan, but it appears as if Davis is on schedule to graduate in 2012.
On the court, there were also concerns because Davis never dominated at TCC the way he did in high school when he averaged 21.3 points, 15.3 rebounds and 6.6 blocks as a senior.
He started the first seven games, but came off the bench the rest of the season. As a reserve he averaged 9.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.4 steals for the Titans, which compiled a 26-3 record.
“He had kind of an inconsistent season,” Howell said. “He rebounded fairly well and defended well at times, but I think offensively he needs to keep improving.”
Theoretically Davis fits the mold of forwards that Romar likes. He’s long, lean, athletic and runs the floor well. Still it’s difficult to overlook his lack of production this season and inability to crack the starting lineup.
Howell spoke highly of Davis’ potential, but was unable to explain how a bench player in junior college was going to make an immediate impact on the D-I level.
Several other schools were recruiting Davis, but Howell said Davis is committed to Washington. It remains to be seen if the Huskies are still interested in him next year.

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