The Pitt basketball program received a verbal commitment on Thursday. For many of the rabid basketball fans that follow recruiting, this was a bit of surprise. When Kevin Stallings tweeted his signature #NewToTheZoo, a multitude of fans assumed that the Panther received a verbal commitment from one of the many graduate transfers looking at the program. To everyone’s surprise, it came from a completely new name, athletic 6-foot-4 inch, 190 pound combo-guard Khameron Davis from Forest Trails Academy in Kernersville, NC.
Coach Stallings and Director of Basketball Operations Dan Cage have been Davis’ primary contact. He will have freshman eligibility for the Panthers.
“Coach Stalling contacted me at the end of my season. The process was quick but it worked out for the better,” stated Davis. “I’m proud to be a Pitt Panther.”
Davis originally played at Sunrise Christian Academy in Highlands Ranch, Co, was described by ESPN as a “long armed 2-guard prospect with very long arms and an overall terrific frame with room to fill out.”
“They told me they want me to be a combo-guard. They want to help me improve my shot so I will probably move to shooting guard at some point. They recruited me for my defense as well. Wherever they move me is where I can get points in.”
When asked to describe his strengths on the basketball court, he stated,
“I bring a lot of energy. I’m a defensive player. I like to play defense and I like to win. I try to do everything I can to improve my game every day. Offensively, I’m a good driver. I like to play above the rim.”
David has yet to complete an official visit to Pitt. But he will be scheduling his visit soon. His family has been doing a tremendous amount of research investigating the basketball program.
The ACC is the premier league in college basketball. Davis was asked if he was prepared for the elevated competition. He stated, “Yes, I’m more than ready. I’m very confident I can help the team win game and win soon.”
“I’m very excited to a part of the Pitt basketball program. I’m ready to get to work.”
Harry G. Psaros can be found on twitter at @PittGuru