Tyler Davis Headed to Aggieland

Basketball star commits to Texas A&M

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Senior Tyler Davis

For most high school seniors, the college admissions process is a stressful and scary time characterized by tediously applying to schools all over the country and anxiously awaiting an acceptance or rejection letter. However, this is not a worry for senior Tyler Davis, who has already committed to Texas A&M to play basketball.

Davis, a center who stands at 6’9″, reveals that basketball has not always been his sport of choice.

“I used to play football in 8th grade,” Davis said. “But my dad influenced me to play basketball when he took me to a park and taught me how to play.”

As a transfer student from Frisco Liberty High School, head coach Anthony Morgan is thankful to have Davis on the team.

“He practices very hard,” Morgan said. “Since he didn’t play last year, Tyler is eager to contribute this year and the team is more than happy to have him.”

Equipped with both athleticism and a positive attitude, Davis shines on and off the court.

“He has a very outgoing personality and is very easy to get along with, which makes for a great teammate,” Morgan said. “At the same time, he is very competitive.”

Described as the team’s most motivated player, teammates admire Davis’ determination and hard work.

“He is a team player,” senior Lavel Ramsey said. “Even when he couldn’t play last year, he went above and beyond to be at every game to cheer us on.”

While encouragement from his teammates is essential, Davis finds his real support in his family. It’s important to Davis that his family is able to watch his games, which is why a large part of his decision to attend A&M was its close proximity to home.

“I had lots of offers from different schools, but I chose A&M because it’s close to home,” Davis said. “I wanted my family to go to every game.”

Davis, the No. 21-ranked prospect overall and No. 6 center in the 2015 ESPN 100, clearly has a bright future ahead of him. Where will the game take him next?

“I’d like to see Davis go as far as he can in the game of basketball,” Morgan said.

His team has similar hopes for Davis, and there is no doubt that his legacy will continue.

“He’s always working hard at what he does best,” Ramsey said.