Arkansas Receives a Commitment from Former Florida Atlantic Standout Johnell Davis

Johnell Davis, a guard who was once a star for Florida Atlantic and is among the best players on the transfer site, committed to Arkansas on Wednesday.

According to source, Davis is still in the process of being selected by the NBA, and he has several team workouts scheduled for the upcoming weeks. Later this week, he will find out if he is invited to the NBA draft combine. After attending the G League Elite Camp and dipping his toes into the NBA draft last year, the 6-foot-4 guard decided to return to Florida Atlantic, where he went on to have his best-ever season.

After averaging career highs in every category—18.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists—and shooting 41.4% from three-point range, he was named the AAC Player of the Year. Davis scored 35 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Owls over Arizona in Las Vegas, in FAU’s greatest victory of the year.

This past season, he scored thirty or more points on two different occasions: he scored thirty against UAB and thirty-four against UTSA in an overtime victory.

In 2022–23, Davis was a vital member of FAU’s Final Four squad, averaging 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while starting all 13 of the team’s games. In the NCAA tournament victory over Fairleigh Dickinson in the second round, he finished with 29 points and 12 rebounds.

Following head coach Dusty May’s departure to take Juwan Howard’s place at Michigan, Florida Atlantic lost all five starters to graduation or the transfer portal. John Jakus, a Baylor assistant, took May’s place.

In the meantime, John Calipari, the coach of Arkansas, is still working to fill the roster that was vacant when he took over in Fayetteville. Although Davis is the best addition thus far, he will be joining a class that features top-40 recruits Jonas Aidoo of Tennessee, Zvonimir Ivisic of Kentucky, and former Kentucky pledges Boogie Fland, Karter Knox, and Billy Richmond.