Charlotte Christian senior guard Matthew Fisher-Davis committed to Vanderbilt, Knights basketball coach Shonn Brown said.
He chose Vanderbilt over Wake Forest, Virginia and Georgia. After taking official visits last week, he committed Sunday.
Fisher-Davis, 6-foot-5, averaged 17.4 points last season to lead the Knights. He is the second Charlotte Christian guard in as many years to commit to a major college. Fisher-Davis played with Patrick Rooks last season. Rooks, a 6-2 guard, is a freshman at Clemson.
Unranked heading into the summer, Fisher-Davis quickly turned himself into a national recruit with a series of games with high point production while playing for the Charlotte Nets AAU team. He turned heads at the Peach State Classic in South Carolina during July.
Scout.com/Fox Sports national analyst Evan Daniels was covering the Peach Jam Classic, also in South Carolina, where many of the nation’s top high school seniors were playing, and got calls from coaches about a prospect at the nearby Peach State Classic. They wanted to know who Matthew Fisher-Davis was.
“He really came out of nowhere,” Daniels said. “I went over to the Peach State and ended up watching for myself and was really impressed. What he does is he really brings something to the table that’s lacking in college basketball right now – shooting – and not only is he a good shooter, but he’s got good size at 6-5. He’s a solid athlete and can put the ball on the deck, get into his mid-range game and make shots there, too.
“He was one of the surprises of the summer. I was really impressed. He went from an unranked guy to national top 100 guy. I mean, he wasn’t even a big name in his state. It’s amazing how high his stock rose.”
Scout now ranks Fisher-Davis the nation’s No.21 shooting guard and the 94th senior prospect overall.
• Charlotte Latin 6-2 senior guard Rusty Reigel committed to Davidson. Reigel led the Hawks in scoring (16.8 points) and rebounding (9.0) last season.
• Gaston Day 6-9 senior forward Troy Henderson committed to Mount Saint Mary’s, a Division I school in Maryland. He chose it over Vermont, Campbell, Presbyterian and UNC Asheville.
• The 27th Bob Gibbons Fall Evaluation Clinic will be Sept. 28-29 at Carolina Courts in Indian Trail.
Gibbons, a longtime national basketball recruiting analyst who serves on the McDonald’s All-America selection committee, will conduct the two-day clinic.
Each participant will receive a performance evaluation, which will be sent to more than 300 colleges. Information: bobgibbons.net
Former Marvin Ridge star Jordan Day has been named Big South Conference Player of the Week for special teams. Day, a senior walk-on at Gardner-Webb, accounted for all of his team’s points during a 12-10 upset of nationally ranked Richmond.
Day, who played soccer at the school, had field goals from 39, 37, 29 and 30 yards. The last was a game-winner with 25 seconds left.
He hadn’t attempted a field goal since he was a high school senior in 2008. He also punted six times for a 40.3 average.
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