Guard Corey Davis chooses UH over LSU

Guard Corey Davis from San Jacinto College has verbally committed to the University of Houston.

Davis, who helped lead San Jac to the National Junior College Tournament, averaged 17.4 points along with 3.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds and shot 46 per cent from the three-point line.

Davis, who said he will sign Wednesday, chose Houston over LSU, and was also considering Arizona, Oklahoma State and New Mexico State.

Davis, 6-2, can play both the point and shooting guard.

“I’m relieved,” Davis said. “There was a lot of stress, things to think about, consider. Honestly, it feels amazing to have all of this over and done with.”

Davis said UH head coach Kelvin Sampson played a “humongous“ role in his decision to join the Cougars.

“The coaching staff in general had a big role to play in my commitment,” Davis said. “They made me feel like I was family. They just made me feel like I was at home.”

Davis, who is from Lafayette, La, could have done just that, go home, by signing with LSU.

“LSU was always one of my dream schools,” Davis said. “I always wanted to come back to my hometown school, but considering all of my options, the best situation to put myself in, U of H just made it very difficult to go back home.

“It was a comfortable decision, comfortable and easy.”