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Nike Peach Jam: Big man Tyler Davis boosts stock

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

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Two years ago, Tyler Davis was an intriguing young big man prospect -- but he wasn't in great shape.

Since then, he's lost about 70 pounds and is boosting his stock as the summer evaluation period closes out.

Davis said he's been working with a trainer from his Texas Titans AAU team, while also eating right and staying on a workout plan.

"Spending more time in the gym is going to help your game," Davis said of how getting in shape has improved his performance. "So it's helped me raise my level."

After averaging 19.4 points and 10.6 rebounds at the Nike Peach -- including a 36-point, 13-rebound performance -- Davis is seeing more attention from scouts and coaches. Ranked No. 33 in the 247Sports Composite, the 6-foot-9 Davis is one of the best back-to-the-basket players in the class of 2015. He can carve out position on the low block, and has a variety of finishing moves at the rim. It wouldn't be a shock to see him move closer to the top-25 after this month.

In terms of recruiting, Davis said his two biggest offers are Arizona and Kansas. Those two schools are also likely to get his first two visits.

"The way they use their bigs," Davis said of what he likes about the two powerhouses. "The high-low at Kansas, obviously, and at Arizona, they let their bigs do everything."

SMU and Baylor are among the other schools in the mix for Davis.

In college, Davis is hoping to find a successful program that will help him get to the NBA.

"Development," he said. "Great coaching staff. I want to have a great relationship. And to win. I want to win games in college. I want to possibly go to the next level."

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