The Twitter world had a front row seat to Monday night’s college announcement of AJ Davis, the son of 13-year NBA veteran Antonio Davis.
This was the tweet sent out at 9 p.m. sharp by the younger Davis, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward from Buford High School:
I’ll be attending the university of TENNESSEE! #GoVols
Davis picked Tennessee over Clemson. It was the second day in a row that Clemson finished as runner-up for one of the state’s top basketball prospects, with Marist swingman Quinton Stephens committing to Georgia Tech over Clemson on Sunday.
Davis, who was ranked a 3-star by Rivals, also considered Auburn, Georgia Tech and UGA.
While Davis had everybody’s attention on Twitter, he also put out a message about Adam Smith, his late teammate who died on Sunday after collapsing three days earlier during a basketball workout.
I just wanted to let everybody know that my Buford family & Adam Blake smith is still whats important to me … Committing was something I had to do but that doesn’t mean I don’t miss him
As a junior, Davis averaged 13 points per game at Buford.