Qiydar Davis signs with Louisaina Tech

Qiydar Davis is the second sophomore from this year's Indian Hills Community College basketball team to elect to play his next two years in the state of Louisiana.

Davis has signed a letter of intent with Louisiana Tech University.

The Atlanta, Georgia native played in 27 games for the Warriors in his lone season at IHCC, averaging 6.5 points and 3.3 rebounds with a high game of 20 points in a December contest against Kankakee CC.

He started two games, one of them the national title game against Jones County in which he scored eight points in the Warriors' 87-77 loss.

Davis came to Indian Hills after a year at Pensacola Junior College where he averaged 14.4 points a game and was named second-team all-conference.

The 6'6" forward described his year at Indian Hills as a learning experience, saying, "I feel like I really matured here and had fun with the guys on the team.

Now, I'm ready for the next stage of my life."

Davis was impressed with the coaching staff and overall feel of the program when he visited Louisiana Tech, located in Ruston, La. "It's a winning program and I think I have a chance to do big things there," he said.

"Qiydar is a phenomenal athlete," said Tech coach Michael White.

"He should be a terrific defender for us, as well as a slasher and finisher.

He had a great individual freshman season at PJC, and this year he experienced team success at a very high level at IHCC."

Louisiana Tech, a member of Conference USA, was 29-8 this past season and advanced to the third round of the postseason NIT.

The Bulldogs posted a 13-3 league record.

Davis said he plans to spend the summer months training and working on his shooting, even though he shot 57 percent from the field for the Warriors.

Majok Deng, another of the IHCC sophs to sign with Division I schools, is headed to Louisiana Monroe.

Courtesy Truman State University