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Davis brothers from Canyon Springs pick Eastern Washington

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer start 2014 off with a look around the valley's high school basketball scene. They discuss the loaded Northeast division, Centennial's hot start and Bishop Gorman's three-peat prospects.

From a young age, brothers Gerad and Jordan Davis dreamed of playing college basketball together. On Saturday, that dream became closer to reality.

The athletes from Canyon Springs High in North Las Vegas committed to the Eastern Washington basketball team during an unofficial visit.

"We always thought about playing together," Jordan Davis said. "We always dreamed about playing together in college."

Jordan Davis, a 6-foot-1 junior point guard, is Nevada’s seventh overall prospect for the 2015 recruiting class by ESPN.com.

He played mostly on the Canyon Springs junior varsity team last season but was promoted for the playoffs and quickly became one of the city’s best players in leading the Pioneers to the state semifinals.

He’s averaging about 16 points per game this season and also was offered a scholarship by Northern Arizona.

Gerad Davis is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who has been a starter at Canyon Springs since his sophomore season.

Gerad Davis said he will walk on at Eastern Washington and redshirt but could earn a scholarship later in his career.

“They are both really outstanding players,” Pioneers coach Freddie Banks said. “They both have the potential to be great Division-I players.”

They’ll join Sir Washington, a 2013 Clark High graduate and a former member of the Las Vegas Prospects AAU team, at Eastern Washington. The players are close from their days with the Prospects, and Washington helped persuade the brothers to commit.

“Game day against Montana State. Got my two little brothers here now it’s time for my team to get ready for this big game,” Washington posted on Twitter.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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