Anthony Davis Jr., a 6-foot-4 2022 shooting guard/small forward, is transferring from Tampa Blake to Bishop McLaughlin, new McLaughlin coach Derrick Sharp confirms.
Davis is the third major transfer for McLaughlin, which went 2-22 in 2019-20.
Blake teammate Emanuel Sharp is also headed to the Pasco County program along with Tampa Sickles transfer Dillon Mitchell. Both are also in the 2022 class.
Davis averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds as a sophomore for Sharp and has an early scholarship offer from James Madison. His dad is former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Anthony Davis and he played on the Nike EYBL travel circuit with the Boo Williams 16s.
“I’m excited for the new opportunity to be coaching at Bishop McLaughlin,” said Sharp, who was at Blake for 5 seasons and went 22-6 this past season. “The athletic director, Rex Desvaristes, has a vision that I want to be a part of.
“Our goals remain the same and that’s to win a state championship. We will have a lot of work ahead but as long as we all buy-in and trust each other we will be successful. I’m trying to get into some big tournaments next season so these kids can show what they can do.”
The 6-4 Sharp has offers from Florida, USF, SMU and Texas Tech.
The 6-7 Mitchell has offers from Florida, USF, SMU, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.
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