Texas Tech added another piece to its front court on Thursday, as three-star power forward Shawntrez Davis committed to Tubby Smith’s program according to 247Sports. The 6-foot-8 Davis, who attends Sound Doctrine Christian Academy in LaGrange, Georgia, is the fourth commitment in the Class of 2015 for Texas Tech and he joins a front court that will be young in 2015-16.
Texas Tech’s three other commitments in the class are junior college transfer Devon Thomas and freshman guards C.J. Williamson Jr. and Jordan Jackson. Williams and Davis were teammates on the Game Elite grassroots squad, which also produced California signee Jaylen Brown.
Davis made the decision to attend Texas Tech two weeks after officially visiting the school, and he was also considering Boston College, LSU and Texas according to 247Sports. Davis officially visited Boston College in late April. Texas is currently in the running for power forward Noah Dickerson, who signed with Florida but reopened his recruitment after Billy Donovan moved on to accept the Oklahoma City Thunder’s head coaching offer.
Texas Tech’s interior rotation currently consists of rising sophomores Isaiah Manderson, Zach Smith and Norense Odiase, with redshirt junior Aaron Ross being the lone upperclassman. The addition of Davis gives Texas Tech some more athleticism in the front court, and his ability as a rebounder should come in handy for a team that ranked ninth in the Big 12 in defensive rebounding percentage last season (67.4 percent).