Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Jersey City's Saint Peter's Prep plays their third game of the 2009-2010 campaign this evening, going up against Memorial High School. With two blow-out wins already under their belts, Saint Peter's is looking to take advantage of an extremely talented squad and well-respected coaching staff.
I had a chance to speak with head coach Mike Kelly about one of his players, junior guard Myles Davis, earlier this week. Earlier this fall, I spoke with Coach Kelly about his senior forward, Ronald Roberts, who ultimately chose Saint John's over the Saint Joseph's Hawks.
Through two games this season, Davis, a 6 foot combo guard ranked the 37th best player nationally in the junior class by Rivals.com, is averaging 24 points per game. In a 101-67 win against Marist on Monday, Myles scored a team-high 32 points, including six 3-pointers.
Coach Kelly provided me with some insight on Davis' recruitment. The Hawks are one of a number of schools to formally offer a scholarship to the guard. Last week, a well-respected Big East program made an offer to Davis. The Pitt Panthers offered Davis, but Coach Kelly believed that the offer was contingent on him attending prep school for a year before college. Kelly explained that Myles is young for his grade, but also that the situation has not yet been discussed with Myles or his parents.
As for where the Hawks could stand with Davis, Coach Kelly explained that Myles has visited Hawk Hill twice and that he really likes the school and Coach Phil Martelli. Myles' parents are also fans of the Hawks head coach.
The recruitment of Davis is sure to continue to intensify. Davis does not appear in a rush to make a decision. When asked what will happen next with his star junior guard, Kelly said, "What happens next is anyone's guess."
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