Jackson Davis commits to Butler, bolsters 2014 recruiting class

BY: MATTHEW VANTRYON | ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

The Butler men’s basketball program added another piece to next season’s roster this afternoon. Kentucky All-Star Jackson Davis announced that he will be attending Butler in the fall.

Davis, the 6-foot-8-inch, 220-pound forward who averaged 24.6 points per game and 13.8 rebounds per game as a senior at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky., is the third member of Butler’s 2014 recruiting class. He joins fellow Kentucky All-Star Kelan Martin and Indiana All-Star Tyler Wideman.

Butler head coach Brandon Miller looks forward to Davis’ potential.

“We are very excited about adding Jackson to our current recruiting class,” Miller said.  “He is a mobile, athletic forward with a skill set that continues to expand.  He has rebounded at a very high level and he has continued to improve every year in high school due to his work ethic which will serve him well as he goes through the demands of college basketball.”

Davis chose Butler over Rice and Alabama. Miller visited with Davis and his family on Tuesday in Lexington.

Butler now has two open scholarships remaining.

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