New Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray signed his first recruit on Wednesday as point guard Jacoby Davis (Charlotte, N.C./St. John's NW Military Academy) inked his letter of intent with the Bulldogs.
Davis graduated from West Charlotte (N.C.) high school last spring and opted to spend a post-graduate year at St. John's where he averaged 21.0 points and 5.0 assists.
"I'm really excited about Jacoby joining the Bulldog family," Ray said. "He's exactly the type of quality person we are looking for in this basketball program. I think he'll be a great addition to our team because he's a winner, and he cares about the team. Jacoby will be a valuable asset to our team because he is a true point guard that can set up his teammates, but he's also a good shooter and will take pressure off of his teammates with his ability to knock down shots."
Davis claimed offers from South Carolina, Seton Hall, USC and Hofstra.