By: Justice Bolden
Georgia Highlands Forward Kyvon Davenport has committed to the Memphis Tigers following an official visit this weekend.
Davenport, who is ranked among the top 20 junior college prospects in America by several publications, averaged nearly 17 points and 10.5 rebounds per game at Georgia Highlands Community College last season. In the process, he won the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year award.
Davenport scores 37 points and grabs 13 rebounds
Davenport was being recruited by Iowa State, Rhode Island and St. John’s, while he held had offers from nearby Ole Miss and Murray State.
This was a busy weekend for Tubby Smith and his staff, as they also received a commitment from 6-foot-3 guard Kareem Brewton out of East Florida State.
Memphis now has four scholarships remaining, after hosting but not receiving a commitment from top 15 nationally ranked junior college guard Chris Darrington. He is originally from Toledo, Ohio and is likely to visit Ohio State very soon, before ultimately deciding between the Tigers and Buckeyes among others.
Memphis will also host 6-foot-7 235-pound Gordon State forward Raynere Thornton beginning on April 14, but the addition of Kyvon Davenport gives the Tigers much needed athleticism and size down low. Davenport owns a relentless motor, is an excellent rebounder, runs the floor like a gazelle, and has shown that he’s canoable of being a tremendous weak-side shot-blocker for the Tigers.