Pitt head coach Jeff Capel and three members of his staff traveled to Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York, on Monday to watch 2020 point guard R.J. Davis in an open gym session, and after the session, Davis revealed his top four, which included Pitt, according to Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.
Davis’ top four was rounded out by Georgetown, Marquette and North Carolina. Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing and three members of his staff were also on hand in White Plains, and the fact that both Georgetown and Pitt showed such interest impressed Davis.
“It means a lot, just to come out four deep, the whole coaching staff,” Davis told Zagoria on Monday. “It just shows how much of a priority I am for both programs. It just means a lot.”
Davis is a consensus four-star recruit, and 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals are all in agreement that he is among the top 65 prospects in the 2020 class. Rivals and 247Sports both rank the 6’0”, 161-pound Stepinac guard as the No. 64 recruit in the nation. ESPN has him at No. 39 overall.
Capel and his staff have been in frequent contact with Davis over the past few months, and their efforts have paid off in the form of serious consideration from the promising recruit. In fact, the Pitt staff conducted an in-home visit with Davis after the open gym session on Monday, and Pitt is scheduled to host him for a visit on the weekend of Sept. 20. Davis last visited Pitt in August and ran into NBA star Steph Curry while on campus.
After his Pitt trip, Davis has visits to Marquette and North Carolina lined up, and he plans to add an unofficial visit to Georgetown to his itinerary. He does not have a timetable for his commitment but has noted that he will take all of his visits before coming to a decision.