STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford’s Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men’s Basketball, Jerod Haase, has announced the signing of standout guards Daejon Davis (Seattle, Wash.) and Isaac White (Adelaide, Australia), completing a consensus top-15 national recruiting class and one of the highest rated classes in school history.
Davis and White join California Player of the Year finalist and top-30 national prospect Kezie Okpala (Anaheim, Calif.) and top international prospect Oscar da Silva (Munich, Germany) to complete a signing class that is ranked No. 10 by 247Sports, No. 11 by Rivals, and No. 14 by ESPN’s recruiting services. The class ranks as one of the highest for the Stanford program since Rivals began ranking recruiting classes in 2002.
“The four-man class presents a ton of options for us with the versatility of each player,” Haase said. “Collectively, this class can have a great impact on our program. All of the players are very capable shooters and playmakers. We feel this is a class that fits the needs that we have within the program right now and will do great things here.”
A consensus top-50 prospect in the 2017 class, Davis is ranked No. 44 by Scout and ESPN, and No. 47 by Rivals and 247Sports. The 6-4, 175-pound Davis out of Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, is rated the third best combo guard in the 2017 class by 247Sports.
He is a consensus top-15 national prospect at his position. He led the Bulldogs to Washington’s Class 3A state championship game as a senior this season, averaging 18.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. An Associated Press Washington All-State selection, Davis was also a member of the Seattle Times’ Star Times Team.
Davis averaged 11.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a junior at Garfield, leading the Bulldogs to a third place finish in the state in 2015-16. He attended Lakeside High School for two years, averaging 20.0 points his sophomore season.
Davis was selected to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team and was one of 18 finalists for the 2016 USA Basketball men’s Under-17 World Championship Team.
“Daejon is an elite-level athlete,” Haase said. “He is certainly a high-level playmaker, shooter, passer and can do things athletically that will benefit the team greatly.”
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— Daejon Davis (@DaejonDavis) April 12, 2017
One of Australia’s top prospects, White led his South Australia team in scoring each of the last two years at the Under 20 Junior Championships. He led South Australia to the 2017 national title, averaging 20.9 points, while also leading his national team in assists, free throws (80), and shooting a stellar 53.6 percent from three-point range. White led his Under-18 Australian team to a 50-3 record, defeating some of the country’s top teams in the Melbourne Classic tournament.
The 6-1, 185-pound point guard currently plays for the Sturt Sabres of the Premier League, where he was named the league’s top Under 21 player. After averaging 15.0 points last season, he has nearly tripled those numbers this year, highlighted by a recent 65-point performance (10 three-pointers) against West Adelaide. He proved himself on the national level with dominant performances for the Australian National team at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament and FIBA Oceania Championship.
“Isaac is an elite-level shooter who brings toughness to our team, which is one of our core values,” Haase said. “We think he is going to be able to compete right away for minutes.”
— Isaac White (@isaacwhite_13_) April 12, 2017
Davis, White, da Silva and Okpala, a recent MaxPreps High School All-America selection, join a veteran 2017-18 Stanford roster that returns five of its top six scorers and its top four rebounders.