Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Davies Done With Gonzaga

It's time to turn are attention to Devonte Elliott and Daequon Montreal. After a visit to Spokane last weekend, Brandon Davies has officially eliminated GU from his list of potential suitors. The star power forward from Provo, Utah announced that he has cut his list to Cal, Utah St., and BYU.

Here is a quote from Davies on his recruitment-

"It is just a matter of deciding whether I am going to stay home or go out of state," Davies told Faraudo, who covers Cal basketball. "If I go out of state, [California] is where I am going."

This is not surprising, as it has seemed that it would be nearly impossible to get Brandon out of Utah. While he is certainly a skilled player, his visit to Spokane was not enough for him to consider spending the next 4 years here. This is not an insult to either party, but Brandon was not a good fit for the team, and both sides recognized this.

GU fans can now turn their focus to the visit of Devonte Elliott this weekend. Elliott is an incredibly athletic and talented SF/PF, who could be a star after a couple of years in the program. I would not be surprised to see the staff throw everything they have towards Elliott, and really push for a commitment this weekend. At this point, we are the only scheduled visit for Devonte, and securing a verbal from him would be enormous. It is safe to say that Elliott is the priority for the fall signing period, with Daequon Montreal being the priority for the spring period.

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