Kansas basketball continues to recruit the 2021 class with five-star JD Davison being the latest player to receive an offer from the Jayhawks.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls along, the Kansas basketball coaching staff is continuing to recruit despite not being allowed to see prospects face-to-face. Their latest move is offering JD Davison, a highly-rated recruit in the class of 2021.
Davison is a five-star prospect and the No. 19 overall player in the country according to 247 Sports‘ composite rankings. In addition to Kansas, Davison also holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, Memphis, Virginia Tech, Iowa State, and others.
Here’s Davison’s post announcing his offer from the Kansas Jayhawks:
Blessed to receive an offer from Kansas University 🙏 pic.twitter.com/V5FZoo3GGr
— Jd Davison (@jddavison10) April 30, 2020
Looking at Davison and his offers, it looks like he’d really like to stay within his home state of Alabama. According to Rivals, he’s already taken three visits to Auburn and one visit to Alabama, so Kansas may have a disadvantage in that regard.
Standing at six-foot-three, Davison has had some unbelievable performances, including a quadruple-double where he put up 29 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and 11 steals. Davison also led his high school team to a state title, knocking down the game-winning shot as time expired:
J.D. Davison. For. The. Win. pic.twitter.com/6WKfn9Qi1g
— Ben Thomas (@BenThomasPreps) February 28, 2020
He was Alabama’s Mr. Basketball last season and was also awarded the Gatorade Boy’s Basketball Player of the Year for Alabama. With the way Davison has been playing, it’s only a matter of time until other blue blood programs start offering him.
In that aspect, Kansas does hold the advantage of being the first blue blood basketball school to have offered Davison. If head coach Bill Self and his staff can find a way to land Davison, he could easily come in and make an impact early given the Jayhawks’ roster situation.
After next season, Kansas should be pretty open at the guard position since Marcus Garrett will graduate and Bryce Thompson will likely be a one and done. The only guards on the roster will probably be Dajuan Harris, Tyon Grant-Foster, and Latrell Jossell, so Davison could certainly find a place in the rotation in his freshman season.
As Davison’s number of offers continues to grow, look for him to narrow down his list of schools at some point. It probably won’t be soon, but his commitment could be the catalyst that Kansas needs to get its 2021 recruiting class started.