A.J. Davis lands at Buford

It didn't take A.J. Davis long to find a new high school.

A day after it was confirmed the basketball standout had withdrawn from Greater Atlanta Christian, he has transferred to Region 6-AA-rival Buford.

Davis' father, former NBA player Antonio Davis, confirmed Friday the 6-foot-7, 185-pound junior, who had played for GAC's last two Class AA state championship teams, has enrolled at Buford, where his sister Kaela helped the school's girls team to its third straight state title last spring.

While the elder Davis would not discuss specific reasons or the timing behind his son's transfer, he did comment on what it was not about.

"I will say it had nothing to do with basketball," Antonio Davis said. "If it was about basketball, he would've stayed at GAC. They just won a state championship there, and Eddie (Martin) is a great coach. ... I don't want to say anything bad about GAC.

"There were a lot of circumstances that were put into the decision to move him, and my wife and I felt like it was best for him to (go to Buford)."

The younger Davis was a key figure in GAC's state title last spring by averaging 12.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

He also played a big role in the Spartans' 76-36 win over Buford in last season's state title game, scoring 13 points and adding seven rebounds, three assists and four blocked shots.

Whether Davis will be cleared by the Georgia High School Association to be immediately eligible to play at Buford or will have to sit out part of or the entire season under the GHSA's transfer rules remains to be seen.

Regardless, the elder Davis said he and his family feel comfortable about the move, and the decision wasn't made lightly.

"Right now, we're just trying to get him settled in at school," Antonio Davis said. "This is something we've been talking about since last year, ... and we're just at a point where we pulled the trigger."

Buford boys coach Allen Whitehart could not be reached for comment.


coachtop 3 years, 11 months ago

Yeah, and I wonder what the GHSA will say? Not.


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