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November 13, 2003BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team continued to add to its already strong recruiting resume' of recent times by receiving Thursday the national letter-of-intent papers from Glen Davis of University High in Baton Rouge.
The 6-8, 320-pound Davis has been rated near the top in the country by such recruiting services as Rivals.com and Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports.
Davis has earned consecutive Class 2A All-State honors, leading U-High to back-to-back Top 28 appearances - including the state championship in 2001-02 with a 32-4 record. He's averaged more than 23 points per game the past two seasons for the Cubs, last year's state semifinalists.
"We are extremely excited about Glen Davis joining our basketball team and family," said LSU Coach John Brady. "We envision Glen having an immediate impact on our team. He obviously has the size, but in addition possesses great hands and surprisingly quick feet for a person of his physique. He has been well coached in high school by Ari Fisher and understands what winning is all about. With the signing of Glen, it continues to give us a collection of talented young players."
Davis enjoyed tremendous showings in some of the country's top AAU tournaments over the summer and individual showcase events such as the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp and ABCD Camp.
The U-High senior had also starred at the school in football before deciding to concentrate on just basketball this year.