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Pepperdine's Stacy Davis has proven to be a diamond in the rough

Pepperdine's Stacy Davis has proven to be a diamond in the rough

Latest in a series of occasional articles looking at the Southland's Division I basketball programs.

In 2011, when Stacy Davis was entering his senior year of high school in Arizona, he attended a basketball camp at Pepperdine. He was young for his grade, 16, and not much of a prospect.

The Pepperdine coaches had their eyes on someone else — until they were told, time and again, where their focus should actually be.

After each session, a different Pepperdine player approached the coaching staff gushing about Davis, recalled John Impelman, now the Waves' recruiting coordinator and assistant coach.

That Davis was so young helped Pepperdine...

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