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Rankings: Teams with the Best Chance of Landing Kendric Davis



This week, SMU transfer guard Kendric Davis announced his intentions to enter the transfer portal. Davis, a senior from Houston, quickly released a list of seven schools that he’s considering. Here are the teams we think have the best chance to land him:

1. Memphis

Davis is already familiar with the Tigers as he has played against them multiple times in the past 3 years. Penny Hardaway’s system is a perfect fit for Davis; he would have the full keys to the offense.

2. Houston

Houston is another AAC school that Davis is familiar with. It’s also noteworthy that he’s a native of Houston. Strong connections to the Houston area and a great coach in Kelvin Sampson should be enough to keep the Cougars in the front of this race.

3. Texas Tech

The Red Raiders are hot coming off a 27 win season and a sweet sixteen appearance. However, one glaring flaw of the team this past season was point guard play. Mark Adams will be looking for a high octane point guard this transfer season; Davis could fill that role perfectly.

4. Kansas

Going into next season, the Jayhawks are particularly thin at the point guard position. They need someone like Davis that can get a bucket at any time. However, Kansas has been very quiet in recruiting since they won the National Championship. Potential NCAA recruiting violations have been rumored in Lawrence too.

5. Gonzaga

The Bulldogs are pretty much an NCAA tournament lock every season now. Davis would have a good supporting cast around him and would give experience to a very young backcourt. The fit with Gonzaga isn’t a great one and Gonzaga has already been in the mix for several other transfer guards.

6. Texas

Kendric Davis would have a Marcus Carr type role for the Longhorns. We saw the stat drop off Carr had when he was paired with other ball dominant players. The fit here for Davis doesn’t make much sense despite Texas being the in-state team.

7. TCU

Davis played for the Horned Frogs as a freshman in 2018-19. TCU seems to be on the list as a nice gesture rather than actual consideration.

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