John Egbunu, 7-footer, and ELHS teammate Drew Davis, commit to South Florida

Two juniors from Eagle’s Landing High School, including 7-foot center John Egbunu, committed to South Florida on Wednesday.

The other is point guard Drew Davis, the son of longtime AAU coach Linzy Davis who once hit 13 3-pointers in a game.

Both Eagle’s Landing players are among the state’s top high school juniors.

“[Egbunu] is the most dominant player in Georgia since Dwight Howard Jr.,” the elder Davis said. “He changes the game on both ends of the floor. He rebounds and blocks shots with ‘pro’ precision, and he is unstoppable at the rim on offense with a 38-inch vertical.”

The 6-foot Davis averaged 24 points per game on his AAU team, Team Georgia Elite, and has a 3.0 GPA.

– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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December 7th, 2011
10:40 pm

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December 8th, 2011
12:06 am

Good Luck young men….. Don’t forget where you came from


December 8th, 2011
5:54 am

No disrespect to South Florida but if these two are among the top juniors in GA, I wonder why they committed so early?

Online Editor

December 8th, 2011
8:20 am

Fix the headline-to those of us who follow Class A sports, and also to those of us who can spell, it’s ELCA, not ECLA.


December 8th, 2011
10:15 am

I thought they played for Eagles Landing High School not Eagles Landing Christian Academy.

Outside Observer

December 8th, 2011
11:07 am

That is a pretty big statement by the elder Davis. Georgia has had some pretty dominant players since Dwight Howard, so to put him in that category might be a reach. No disrespect to the players, but I would echo the statement of Ernest, why commit to a school like USF so early, especially for Egbunu, if he is the most dominant player since Dwight Howard.

Big Man Harris

December 9th, 2011
9:41 am

Linzy Davis is the king of exaggeration….. I wouldn’t take anything he says about a recruit serious.

[...] > Eagle’s Landing got four games with 6-10 exchange student John Egbunu before he and teammate Drew Davis – whose family is the host family for Egbunu – left the team over what Golden Eagles head coach Clay Crump called “philosophical differences.” Crump declined to comment further on their departures. Meanwhile, the Eagles haven’t missed a beat, edging Drew before routing Eastside and Union Grove to push their record to 7-0. Egbunu and Davis have committed to the University of South Florida. [...]