On Wednesday Kyndall Davis of Bogan High School in Chicago, committed to Long Island University and head coach Derek Kellogg. Davis is a 6’5” senior wing who was one of the fastest rising prospects this summer. 

While Davis received his first offer back in April from IUPUI, it wasn’t until the summer until he reached the height of his recruitment. While playing with Bogan and All-In Athletics this summer, the senior became one of the hottest mid-major recruits in the Midwest. Ball State, Drexel, NJIT, Southeast Missouri State, St. Bonaventure, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee all offered him in June and July. 

When asked why he picked the Sharks, Davis said “I felt LIU was the best fit for me with the fast pace system that they have and my connection with the coaches…When I was with the guys on the team we had multiple conversations that consisted of them giving me advice about maneuvering through recruitment.”

Davis is an all-around skilled 6’5” wing that excels on both sides of the basketball. With his length and athleticism, he is a skilled and versatile defender. Offensively, he drives hard to the basket and is able to knock down jumpers from the perimeter. 

The 2020 recruitment class of LIU currently also includes Jake Cook, a 6’8” forward who attends Vermont Academy. Kellogg and LIU are coming off a 16-16 season. 

LIU was just one of two schools Davis took an official visit to along with NJIT, another New York City area school. Another reason Davis mentioned was the location of the school being in downtown Brooklyn. “I decided to commit now because I felt like the time was right. They were making me a priority and I wanted to be able to focus on my senior season.” In his senior season, Davis is looking to make it back to Peoria and win a state championship this time around.