Nevada Basketball Signs Two in Early Signing Period
Davis signs to play for Wolf Pack
RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman has signed 6-9 forward Shawntrez Davis to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Wolf Pack in 2017-18. Davis comes to the Pack from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas.
“We are absolutely thrilled to officially bring Shawntrez into our Wolf Pack family,” Musselman said. “In the recruiting process the most important decision makers are our current student-athletes; Shawntrez' buoyant personality endeared him to our entire team. On the floor, he will provide us with length and versatility up front as we continue building our program. Beyond everything, Shawntrez couldn't be more excited to become a member of our Nevada community — he will be a wonderful addition for the Wolf Pack.”
The South Plains Texans are currently 3-0 and ranked fifth in the NJCAA preseason poll.
Davis played his freshman season at Palm Beach College in Lake Worth, Fla., where he averaged 11.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists per game. From the field he connected on 57.9 percent of his shots.
Coming out of high school Davis was a four-star recruit from LaGrange, Ga. who played at Sound Doctrine Christian Academy. He was ranked the No. 46 power forward and No. 187 player overall, according to 247Sport’s Composite Rating as a prep senior.
Albright announces the signing of Sumilong
RENO, Nev. – Nevada women’s basketball coach Jane Albright announced the signing of Janelle Sumilong to a National Letter of Intent during Wednesday’s early signing period.
Sumilong is a 5-7 guard who hails from Hanford, Calif. Sumilong and her Hanford High School teammates are two-time defending West Yosemite League Champions. She enters her senior year having scored 1,611 points in her high school career.
“We are excited to add Janelle to our team! She is an outstanding student, person and basketball player,” said Albright. “She is from a championship culture and was the player of the year in the Yosemite League in California. Her ability to score, combined with her natural athletic ability makes her a complete competitor. She is also a terrific student, as evident by being recruited by Ivy League universities. We expect her to immediately add to our basketball program in many ways.”
Last season as a junior, Sumilong averaged 20.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.7 steals and 5.8 assists per game. She earned first team All-West Yosemite League honors and was named the 2015 Girls Basketball Player of the Year. She has played in California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sectional and divisional championships and was a member of the U.S. Junior Nationals All-Star team.