FSU Basketball: Looking into Daquan Davis' Decision to become a Seminole

Mar 2, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Leonard Hamilton on the
Mar 2, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Leonard Hamilton on the / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Following the team’s ACC Tournament loss vs North Carolina, FSU basketball has had a busy offseason. Multiple players have entered the Transfer Portal while others have taken their official visit on campus. One of the highlights in the Seminoles’ offseason was the signing of four-star point guard Daquan Davis from Baltimore, Maryland. 

The Seminoles are regrouping following their 18-17 season. Several players including Baba Miller, Primo Spears, Cam Corhen, and a few others have hit the Transfer Portal. There are also still questions about whether Jamir Watkins will return next season or declare for the 2024 NBA Draft. The number one question on the table is what is next for Florida State Basketball?

Davis has been a player that’s been on their radar for some time now. The young prospect has managed to make a name for himself after leading St. John’s to a Washington Athletic Conference Championship. Davis also was a shining star in Overtime Elite for RWE, averaging 18 points during the regular season and increasing his average to 22 in the playoffs. Davis was a leading factor in helping RWE reach the championship series before falling short to the City Reapers. 

As Davis’ high school journey continued, everyone took notice. He showed that he had the caliber of a leader as he can set the tone on both ends and carry a team on his back. Davis steals the show every time he steps on the court. He’s a tremendous three-level scorer who displays explosiveness when attacking the rim. Davis’ play style will translate to the college level next season. 

Originally committing to play for Providence, Davis later decided to keep his options open on which college to choose. At one point, it came down to two ACC teams in  Florida State and Georgia Tech. Of course, Georgia Tech could’ve been a great program to play for. The Yellow Jackets had a much improved season and it would have been great for Davis to learn from head coach Damon Stoudamire. However, the foundation built at Florida State by Leonard Hamilton was what eventually drew Davis to officially make his decision to become a Seminole. 

“I have a great relationship with Coach Hamilton and the rest of the coaching staff.” Davis stayed in his interview with Joe Tipton of On3 Sports. Davis believes that he can continue to elevate his game at Florida State. When looking at current NBA players like Scottie Barnes, Terrance Mann, Devin Vassell, and others, they’ve done a great job establishing themselves at the professional level. Most of that is credited to the help of coach Hamilton at Florida State. 

Davis is expected to become a star in Tallahassee. This is a team that has needed offensive weapons and he fills that role perfectly. Whether he starts or comes off the bench, Davis is a team player who will play his role to perfection. Depending on how long his college career will be, he can blossom into a more all-around player while continuing to wear garnet and gold.

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