UW Welcome Davis and Wilson to Husky Family
SEATTLE – University of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins has officially added graduate transfer Daejon Davis (Stanford) and JUCO standout Langston Wilson to the Husky Family, the program announced Monday. Both will be immediately eligible for the 2021-22 season.
Daejon Davis | Grad Transfer | 6-3 | Guard | Seattle, Wash. (Stanford)
Langston Wilson | Junior | 6-9 | Forward | Philadelphia, Pa. (Georgia Highlands College)
Davis returns to his home state of Washington after spending the last four years at Stanford, earning a degree in Communications. In his 104 games with the Cardinal, Davis recorded 1,064 career points averaging 10.3 per game and shooting 43.8 percent from the field over four years. He also dished out 429 assists, which ranked sixth in Stanford history, averaging 4.1 a night. Additionally, Davis' 147 steals were the fifth highest in program history and his 1,064 points are 39th on Stanford's all-time list.
"We're so excited for the opportunity to coach Daejon and have him finish his collegiate career as a Husky," said head coach Mike Hopkins. "He is an excellent leader who brings elite talent, playmaking, speed and character to our program. Not only is he an All-Pac-12 quality player, he's been a proven winner his whole life and we're excited to have him on Montlake."
A standout since joining the Cardinal in 2017, Davis started in all but seven games during his career and was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team his first season after starting all 33 games, averaging 10.7 points and 4.8 assists. He set the Stanford freshman record for assists that season with 160, a number that was also the 10th best in program history overall. Davis upped his scoring average as a sophomore with 11.4 and ranked fifth in the Pac-12 with 4.4 assists per night.
Heading into his junior campaign, Davis was a preseason All-Pac-12 second team selection and went on to finish third in the Pac-12 with 1.72 steals per game and ninth with 3.8 assists. During the shortened 2020-21 season, Davis averaged 10.3 points and 2.9 assists.
Prior to heading to California, Davis was a local standout at Garfield High School for two seasons where he helped lead the Bulldogs to the Washington 3A State Championship game as a senior in 2017. He averaged 18.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists during that year and was a consensus top-50 prospect for the 2017 recruiting class. He played alongside former Husky and current NBA standout Jaylen Nowell. Prior to Garfield, Davis spent two years at Lakeside High School and averaged 20.0 points as sophomore.
Wilson has spent the last two seasons at Georgia Highlands College and built himself into one of the top-ranked junior college players for the class of 2021. After not competing during high school at Bonner-Prendergast due to a health concern, Wilson hit the scene in his first year with Georgia Highlands averaging 10.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per outing. He shot 54 percent from the field in 32 games played and reached double figure scoring 18 times.
"Langston is an elite athlete with a huge upside," said Hopkins. "There are elite athletes and then there are the top one-percenters. Langston is a top one-percenter. He's long, he's athletic and he's got a great work ethic. He plays above the rim blocking shots, rebounding and he's an improving shooter. Langston's potential is limitless."
As a sophomore, Wilson shot 58.3 percent from the field and averaged 9.6 points and 7.7 rebounds in 19 games played while scoring 10 or more points 10 times.
The pair join Terrell Brown, Jr., Emmitt Matthews, Jr., Samuel Ariyibi and Jackson Grant as newcomers for the 2021-22 season.