With the start of the college basketball season still months away, the Rutgers roster is riddled with question marks. Earlier this week, Cam Spencer entered the transfer portal. Clifford Omoruyi and Paul Mulcahy are also testing the NBA’s draft waters, leaving their status for next season in question. However, Rutgers does have a few reinforcements on the way, including Jamichael Davis.
In December, Davis chose Rutgers over VCU, Maroon, and Wichita State, among others. He attracted varying degrees of interest after averaging 22 points, 13.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game in his junior season. The talented point guard will be relied upon to set the tone offensively, which will be crucial without Spencer.
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While the Georgia native hasn’t been on all the recruiting platforms, his speed and agility make him a tough match on the perimeter. Because of his ability to drive past defenders with his first stride, some scouts have likened him to Houston Rockets shooting guard Jalen Green.
Jamichael Davis just dropped 29 against Team Huncho.
The Rutgers tied PG is deadly one-on-one from the dribble and onto the court. Finishing above the rim and creating for his teammates.
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In addition, Davis received high praise from his head coach at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Josh Laney, who in an interview with The daily targumhighlighted Davis’s mentality on the field.
“He has such a high basketball IQ. He’s such a smart player. He sees the floor so well. I mean, he probably sees it better than I do,” Laney said. ‘He’s very calm. He is very egocentric. In general, you can’t get him off his feet. His mind is always focused on the task at hand.
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As opening night approaches, Davis will be under close scrutiny. The Scarlet Knights are looking for a spark offensively, and Davis’s athleticism is a perfect fit for how this team is built. When the season begins, Rutgers’ newest guard will be a critical part of the offense and an exciting player to watch.