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No. 1 CBB Transfer Announces Commitment

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Kendric Davis, the No. 1 transfer in college basketball, announced on Friday night where he'll resume his college basketball career. The former SMU guard will remain in the American Athletic Conference.

Davis has officially committed to Memphis. He heard from over 30 schools after he entered the transfer portal.

In an exclusive blog for Sports Illustrated, Davis explained his decision to join Penny Hardaway's program.

"For me, though, it was all about the fit," Davis wrote. "I wanted to go somewhere that I could showcase my game, but also be on the big stage. Of course, everyone knows who Coach Penny (Hardaway) is; he’s one of the greatest point guards of all time, and just being in the city of Memphis is gonna be super dynamic with me and Ja Morant to watch."

Davis added that he believes Memphis has the pieces in place to make a run in March.

"I picked Memphis because I felt like I could take my game to the next level under a proven coach who dominated the position I play. I feel like we have the pieces to make a run, and I’m excited about the fans and the city."

This past season, Davis averaged 19.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game for the Mustangs.

Davis, the reigning AAC Player of the Year, will most likely be the preseason favorite for the award next season.