Local Sports Journal

Muskegon’s Deyonta Davis won’t have college decisions on his mind when his junior season begins on Friday.

Deyonta Davis

Deyonta Davis

He announced on Wednesday that he was making a verbal commitment to attend and play basketball for Michigan State University, beginning in 2015. He had been pursued and offered scholarships by nearly 20 universities across the nation.

The 6-9 center said he chose MSU because he liked the school, Head Coach Tom Izzo and his staff, and because its proximity to Muskegon will allow his family to watch him play.

Davis is generally considered one of Michigan’s top five players in the class of 2015.

He averaged 5.5 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots per game in his sophomore season.

Davis and the Big Reds begin their season Friday at home against Rockford.