Kitchener, ON native Josiah Davis will play for the West Virginia Mountaineers in 2022-23.
Toronto, ON – The BioSteel All-Canadian game features the best players from north of the border which has been a springboard for 13 players into the NBA in recent years along with dozens of top NCAA stars.
One of the Class of 2022 standout Canadians is Josiah Davis who has already committed to play his college ball at West Virginia University.
Davis is a 6’3 guard who spent the past few years playing high school ball in Scott Depot, WV at Teays Valley Christian after starting out playing at Huron Heights Secondary in Kitchener.
Davis will suit up for legendary head coach Bob Huggins who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
Huggins can be an intimating figure and Davis admits his initial meeting with the fabled coach was a bit nerve racking and said, “I was definitely scared because everybody made it seem like he was the Godfather, but being able to talk to him and have that first conversation with him; you see he’s a calm and laid back guy.” Davis added, “On the court, he expects the best out of you so I can see why he is intimidating (for others).”
Everyone that goes to West Virginia has to be a defense first type of player. The Mountaineers didn’t get the nickname “Press Virginia” for nothing. Davis says that’s the best part of his game and was excited to continue the tradition of that style of play at West Virginia. He said, “Defense is my bread and butter, I just love playing defense.”
Davis is built more like a college running back than a point guard but his athleticism is off the charts and he plays with an exceptionally high motor. He’s still got a lot of work to do but his game and toughness have similarities to West Virginia legend Jevon Carter.
Over the past few years, Davis has been involved with the Canadian national team program and he looks to be ready to make an immediate impact in the Big-12 for years to come.
Watch an interview with Josiah Davis April 2-2022 at BioSteel All-Canadian week: