Karrington Davis, the third member of Nebraska's 2018 recruiting class, made it official on Wednesday by sending in his National Letter of Intent to Coach Tim Miles.
Davis, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing, visited Lincoln on Feb. 24 and committed on March 10. He joins Platteview (Nebraska) big man Brady Heiman and Bishop O'Connell (Virginia) point guard Xavier Johnson as 2018 prospects who have signed with the Huskers.
Davis is a St. Louis, Missouri, native who played his senior year at basketball powerhouse Montverde Academy in Florida. This season, Montverde went 35-0 and took home the championship at the Geico High School Nationals in late March. Davis and Montverde beat the fourth- and third-ranked teams in the event by 18 points apiece in the semifinal and final of the event.
Davis spent his sophomore and junior seasons at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis where the Red Devils went 51-12 with two semifinal appearances and a state title in Missouri's largest class. Davis was all-state as a junior after averaging 19 points and six rebounds.
“There are a lot of reasons to be excited that Karrington is joining the Husker program,” Miles said in a release. “He’s played for programs which are used to success at a high level and understands what it takes to compete at that level. I’ve been fortunate to watch his development over the years, and I love Karrington’s skill level, shooting and playmaking abilities. He really knows how to play the game.”
Davis played summer basketball with the St. Louis Eagles before closing out his AAU career with Bradley Beal Elite in the Nike EYBL.
“Karrington was a little under the radar because of an injury last year, but the Huskers got a great kid and a really good player whose best days are ahead of him,” Miles said.
The Huskers lost a pair of guards to graduation in Evan Taylor and Anton Gill and James Palmer Jr. is testing the NBA waters, making wing depth a need for the Huskers this offseason, and Davis joins sophomores-to-be Nana Akenten and Thorir Thorbjarnarson at that position.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.