A. J. Davis (basketball)

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A. J. Davis
A.J. Davis Free Throws (33478925291) (cropped).jpg
Davis shooting free throws for UCF at the 2017 National Invitation Tournament vs. Illinois
No. 10 – Stockton Kings
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1995-03-15) March 15, 1995 (age 24)
Indianapolis, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolBuford (Buford, Georgia)
College
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018Prishtina
2019Brisbane Bullets
2019Delaware Blue Coats
2019–presentStockton Kings

Antonio Lee "A. J." Davis Jr. (born March 15, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Stockton Kings of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Tennessee and UCF.

Early life and high school[edit]

Davis was born in Indianapolis, Indiana while his father was playing for the Indiana Pacers and moved around often during his father's career until settling in Atlanta after his retirement. He began high school at Greater Atlanta Christian School, where he helped the Spartans win back-to-back Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state titles, before transferring to Buford High School before his junior year.[1]

College career[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Davis began his collegiate career at Tennessee and averaged 1.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 9.4 minutes in 25 games as a freshman. He announced that he would be transferring to the University of Central Florida after the end of his freshman season.[2]

UCF[edit]

After sitting out his sophomore season due to NCAA transfer rules, Davis played three seasons for the Knights. As a redshirt senior, he averaged 12.2 points, 7.6 rebounds (3rd-best in the AAC) and 2.2 assists per game in 33 games (all starts) and was named honorable mention All-American Athletic Conference.[3] Over the course of his collegiate career, Davis scored 1,030 points (33 at Tennessee, 997 at UCF) and finished 8th in UCF history with 633 rebounds and 7th with 319 made free throws.[4] Following his redshirt senior season, Davis participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Prishtina (2018–2019)[edit]

Davis signed with KB Prishtina of the Kosovo Basketball Superleague on September 5, 2018.[6] Davis averaged 8.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in nine Superleague games, 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in eight FIBA Europe Cup games and 21 points and 7.0 rebounds in two Champions League games.[7]

Brisbane Bullets (2019)[edit]

Davis signed with the Brisbane Bullets of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL) on January 4, 2019.[8] He averaged 3.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 12 games for the Bullets.

Delaware Blue Coats[edit]

On March 7, 2019, the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League announced that they had acquired Davis off waivers.[9] Davis appeared in two games with Delaware, scoring three points with six rebounds, while staying on their roster through the end of the 2018-19 NBA G League season.[10] Following the season the Philadelphia 76ers named Davis to their Summer League roster.[11]

Stockton Kings[edit]

Davis was acquired from the G League player pool by the Stockton Kings on November 25, 2019.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Davis is the son of former NBA All-Star Antonio Davis.[13] His twin sister, Kaela Davis, currently plays for the Dallas Wings of the WNBA.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Patrick (June 24, 2013). "Vols freshman A.J. Davis trying to get back to NBA". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Bass, Ryan (June 11, 2014). "UCF lands Tennessee transfer Davis". 247Sports.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Stephens, Jerry (June 9, 2018). "Charlotte Hornets to work out Antonio Davis' son, A.J. Davis". SwarmAndSting.com. FanSided. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "A.J. Davis: 2018 Draft Prospect". NBA.com. June 7, 2018. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Green, Shannon (March 23, 2018). "UCF's A.J. Davis prepares to show off his skills to NBA scouts at Portsmouth Invitational". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  6. ^ Beede, Jason (September 6, 2018). "UCF's AJ Davis to begin pro basketball career in Kosovo". 247Sports.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  7. ^ McAuliffe, Hugh (January 4, 2019). "A.J. Davis (ex Prishtina) signs at Bullets". AustraliaBasket.com. Eurobasket Data Center. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  8. ^ Ward, Roy (January 5, 2019). "Melbourne United look to reload against Bullets". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Delaware Blue Coats Acquire A.J. Davis". NBA.com. March 7, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "A.J. Davis G-League Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  11. ^ Hamilton, Moke (June 23, 2019). "Deshon Taylor and A.J. Davis will suit up for Sixers in summer league". Sixers Wire. USA Today. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  12. ^ "Stockton Kings Acquire AJ Davis and Kevin Young". Stockton.GLeague.NBA.com. November 25, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  13. ^ VanTryon, Matthew (June 8, 2018). "Could Antonio Davis' son continue father's legacy with Pacers? 'It would be an honor.'". The Indianapolis Star. Gannett. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  14. ^ Breiner, Ben (May 13, 2017). "Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray ready to make impact in first WNBA seasons". The State. Retrieved February 7, 2019.

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