What was already an exciting Monday morning for Tennessee men's basketball turned into an eye-opening 24 hours as A.J. Davis made known his plans to play at Tennessee just minutes ago.
The FOX Sports NEXT three-star out of Buford (Ga.) High School went public with his verbal commitment tonight, announcing via Twitter: "I'll be attending the university of TENNESSEE! #GoVols."
The small forward is 6-feet-6, 180 pounds. He is known for his rebounding ability and athleticism around the basket and on fast breaks. He came on a visit to Rocky Top the September weekend the football team took on Georgia State.
Davis' plans to play his collegiate basketball comes on the heels of five-star shooting guard Robert Hubbs giving his verbal pledge to Tennessee earlier Monday.
Vol coach Cuonzo Martin has now accepted the commitment of three Class of 2013 prospects with Davis and Hubbs joining point guard Travon Landry.
Ironically, it was Davis who helped lead Greater Atlanta Christian to a 76-36 win over Buford in the 2011 GHSA Class AA state championship. He provided 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists and four blocked shots.
After averaging 12.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore at GAC, he transferred to Region 6-AA rival Buford last October.
Buford was eliminated by Dawson County 42-35 in the second round of the GHSA AA state playoffs back in February. Davis had 12 points and six rebounds that night.
A.J. Davis is the son of long-time NBA veteran Antonio Davis, who played for the Indiana Pacers starting in 1993 before logging minutes with the Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks.
Tennessee women's coach Holly Warlick is still recruiting A.J.'s twin sister, Kaela Davis, who had been a committed prospect until February.
If he gets homesick, Davis won't have far to walk to find a familiar face as the Tennessee women's basketball roster now has freshman Andraya Carter, who attended Buford herself.