Archbishop Stepinac’s all-time leading scorer, as well as the Westchester all-time leading scorer, R.J. Davis, once again stepped up to the occasion in the NYC Archdiocesan Finals against St. Raymond.
R.J. Davis, the no. 1 NYC prospect who recently committed and signed to the University of North Carolina finished the game with an 18-11-8 line. The future Tarheel displayed his versatility as a 5’11 point guard and remained poised throughout the game.
Alongside 5-star Duke commit, Adrian Griffin Jr., they make quite the duo.
R.J. is known for his vocalness and team leadership which helped Stepinac edge over St. Raymond despite being down at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Next, they take on state playoffs where they look to prove themselves as the best team in the state of New York.
I think RJ Davis might be one of the most natural scorers I’ve ever seen.
— Martin S. (@marsoaries) December 9, 2019
Davis’ skillset is next-level and has various different weapons he can hit defenders with. He can hit you with the deep three but at the same time fake left, go right and get you with the reverse layup. He is a natural scorer that will get you a bucket when you need it, including tough shots from anywhere on the floor. He is speedy and has handles that can drop any defender. Plus, he brings his energy to his teammates to make big momentum swings when they need it the most.
At a frame that many consider being too short to play at the next level, he has proven doubters wrong. Davis last month was selected to play in this year’s McDonald’s All-American Game as well as the Iverson Classic and Jordan Brand Classic.
After these incredible accomplishments, the mayor of the city of White Plains deemed February 13th, 2020… “R.J. Davis Day.”
Yet, many still sleep on him. ESPN currently has him ranked at 87th, Rivals Sports at 49th, and 24/7 Sports at 54th, all still at a 4-star recruit. We believe R.J. to be at least a top 15 recruit in the nation as he can take anyone in the country and has a winning, non-selfish mentality. His hard work has brought him this far and will only continue to push him further as he heads to Chapel Hill this summer.