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San Diego State Gets Commitment
From Trimaine Davis--(Apr. 4, 2001)

Today's late edition of the Contra Costa Times is reporting that Pittsburg (CA) High School's Trimaine Davis has given a verbal commitment to Coach Steve Fisher at San Diego State.

In an article by staff writer Marcus W. Thompson II, the paper reports that the 6'-7" Sr. F will sign a letter of intent next week when the Spring signing period begins.  Davis was the Bay Valley Athletic League's MVP.   He told the paper that a big reason he chose the Aztecs was coach Steve Fisher, who coached Michigan to three national championship games and one NCAA title. "Everything coach Fisher talked about when he visited me at home was true," the 6-foot-7 Davis said. "He didn't say anything that was bogus. I was pretty much in awe (during my visit). He had all these guys pictures on the wall; the Fab Five, Glen Rice, Maurice Taylor."

But the paper also notes that Davis might also be wavering in his commitment:

Although Davis has orally committed to San Diego State, he apparently hasn't ruled out Washington State. "I haven't signed anything yet," said Davis, who averaged 20.5 points, 14.7 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per game for the 25-3 Pirates. "There could be a chance (I change my mind). Washington State is coming on pretty strongly lately. I may take a visit up there next week."

The Contra Costa Times article also noted that Davis was apparently offered by new UNLV coach Charlie Spoonhour, but Davis declined. "Davis said he wasn't interested in UNLV mainly because the program is starting over.

"I know Spoon, and he asked me about Trimaine," Pittsburg coach Derek Dominichelli said. "I told him about Trimaine and he made an offer without seeing him. He said, 'Sight unseen, I'll sign him now.' I called Trimaine right away, but he said he was staying where he was." Dominichelli said Davis also received offers from Washington State and Kansas State. Arizona State, Oregon State and Oklahoma showed interest. San Diego State is the only university Davis has visited.   Davis said a key reason for choosing San Diego State was loyalty. He said if he had been a senior last year, he would have wound up at a junior college because his game and grades weren't good enough for a four-year school. Even after working on those things, he said he still didn't get many looks until late in the season -- except from San Diego State. "(Colleges) were saying 'He's a great kid, but he's not going to do well in school,' " Davis said. "Now I have a 4.5 GPA (this year), they're like, 'Whoa, we fell a sleep on this kid.' But San Diego State, they stuck with me all the way."   San Diego State finished this past season 14-14, including 4-10 in the Mountain West Conference. The Aztecs, though, return seven of their top eight players, including 6-9 forward Randy Holcomb, who led the team with an average of 13.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

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