Guard Antoine Davis chooses University of Houston

- 6-2 guard Antoine Davis, son of Texas Southern coach Mike Davis, said he has committed to play for the University of Houston

Davis, who will be a senior and is committed for the 2018 season, played high school basketball last season at Houston Homeschool Athletics.

Antoine Davis, who averaged about 23 points a game last season, said he chose UH over Nevada, SFA, UTEP, Colorado State and Arkansas Little-Rock.

“I committed to U of H,” Antoine Davis said. “I talked to my dad about it. It’s the best place for me. It’s a great fit for me. We both made that decision.”

Antoine Davis said it was a tough call for him to not play for his dad.

“It was, but he said if I don’t go play for him, go play for somebody that can coach,” Antoine Davis said.

“He said Coach (Kelvin) Sampson is a really good coach. It was a tough decision, but I felt like I made the right one.”

Antoine Davis said playing for Sampson was critical to his decision to choose the Cougars.

“He played a big part, seeing that he sent players to the NBA, and knowing that he can really coach, and my dad says he can really coach,” Antoine Davis said.

Mike Davis said he is happy to see his son playing for the University of Houston.

“We had a long conversation about it, him playing where he wanted to play,” Mike Davis said. “It just made sense. Everything made sense to him, being able to stay here and play for Coach Sampson at the University of Houston. I think he needed to grow up. You just got to grow, and you can only do some much for them as a parent.

“I think Houston is a sleeping giant.”

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