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The Nebraska men's basketball team filled a sizable hole in next season's roster Saturday when 2018 shooting guard Karrington Davis announced his commitment to the Huskers on Twitter.

The 6-foot-6 Davis, a St. Louis native who plays for Florida Prep school powerhouse Montverde Academy, is a three-star recruit according to Rivals. He also had offers from Kansas State, Saint Louis and Middle Tennessee State.

With 6-foot-5 Evan Taylor and 6-foot-3 Anton Gill both exhausting their eligibility after this season, Nebraska was in the market for a big guard and narrowed its focus to Davis in recent weeks. Assistant coach Kenya Hunter was NU's lead recruiter on Davis, who visited Lincoln for Nebraska's win over Penn State to close out the regular season.

Davis played at Missouri prep power Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis as a sophomore and junior, helping the team to a state championship in 2016 and a semifinal appearance last season before transferring to Montverde.

Through no fault of his own, Davis' playing time at Montverde has been limited this season. The Eagles' stacked roster features national player of the year R.J. Barrett, a Duke commit, and four-star point guards Andrew Nembhard and Michael Devoe, who are headed to Florida and Georgia Tech, respectively. Montverde also has players from this season's team going to Gonzaga, Wichita State and South Carolina, among others.

Davis also suffered a hip injury in the spring that set him back and likely put him under the radar on the national recruiting scene.

Montverde (32-0) is the No. 1 team in USA Today's Super 25 boys basketball rankings. The school annually churns out some of the nation's top talent.

Davis' commitment gives Nebraska three players in next season's class. He'll join 6-foot-11 Platteview forward Brady Heiman and 6-foot-3 combo guard Xavier Johnson out of Virginia. Both signed with the Huskers during November's early signing period.

Davis' commitment gives the Huskers their full allotment of 13 scholarship players for next season as long as there are no unexpected departures from this season's team.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7436 or On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.


Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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