John Davis, Neumann-Goretti’s All-Catholic League standout, has given an oral commitment to play Division I basketball for Towson University. Davis, a 6-foot-4 senior, is excited about playing for the Tigers. Towson is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The school is located in Towson, Md.
“I selected Towson because they had been recruiting me the hardest from Day One,” Davis said. “I could have gone to a Big East or A-10 school and committed in the spring, but when a school recruits the hardest I feel that’s where you should go. I liked the atmosphere. I like the coaches. I have a great relationship with the coaches. It just seems like family already.”
Davis averaged 13.2 points a game while leading Neumann-Goretti to a Catholic League and a PIAA state championship last season. He has been a real consistent player for the Saints. Davis plans to take his winning ways down to Towson University. He wants to help build the Tigers basketball program.
“I know Coach (Pat) Skerry is going to get some players,” Davis said. “I think within the next couple years we’re going to be pretty good in our conference and nationally. That’s why I picked Towson. I want to be part of a team that’s going to turn things around.”
The CAA has been one of the best conferences in the country. In fact, the league has sent two teams to the NCAA Final Four George Mason and VCU (now a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference). The league also features Drexel, which happens to be the preseason favorite to win the conference this season.
“It’s great Old Dominion and Drexel are in the conference,” Davis said. “They’ve had two teams to get to the Final Four. It’s a great conference. You get a lot of exposure from mid-major schools. I look forward to having a good career there.”
Davis expects to play small forward in college. He plans to work on his ballhandling and shooting skills to help him succeed at the next level. With his decision out of the way, he’s focusing on helping N-G defend its Catholic League and PIAA state championships.
“It feels really good,” Davis said. “So, now that I’ve got that done I can concentrate on getting the team ready to start the season. We want to get everybody ready to play. We want to be ready because we’ve got a big season ahead of us.”