Central Baptist lands WH’s Davis

WHITE HALL — LaMarcus Davis’ parents are smiling at him from above.

Their son, a White Hall senior, on Wednesday signed a letter of intent with Central Baptist College, where he’ll continue his basketball career. Davis’ signing comes just weeks after both of his parents died of separate illnesses.

Davis, a 6-foot-5 forward, said his parents still motivate him to be the best person and player he can be. He had family at his signing inside the school library for support, including aunts Sandra King and Evelyn Collins and cousin Steven Collins.

“I wanted to go to a school somewhere close to home,” said Davis, who also considered Arkansas-Pine Bluff. “I weighed my options, went up there and practiced with them. I just like the way I fit in there.”

Davis averaged about 15 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs this past season. His AAU coach Charles Woods said Davis has shown improvement in his footwork and attitude during the past year.

Davis’ ability and height will be a benefit to CBC, an NAIA school located in Conway.

“We always look for athletes, so we target probably 15 or 20 guys a year,” CBC coach Tony Price said. “We saw him and we know what kind of athlete and kid he his, so that’s what got him here.

“If I’m prototypically looking for body type, this is what I’m looking for. He jumps very well and he’s really athletic.”