Brandon Davies

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Brandon Davies
No. 0 – Pallacanestro Varese
Position Power forward
League Lega Basket Serie A
Personal information
Born (1991-07-25) July 25, 1991 (age 24)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Provo (Provo, Utah)
College BYU (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
20132014 Philadelphia 76ers
2014–2015 Brooklyn Nets
2015 Élan Chalon
2015–present Pallacanestro Varese
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-WCC (2012, 2013)

Brandon Davies (born July 25, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Pallacanestro Varese. He was an all-conference college player at Brigham Young University.

Early life and college career[edit]

Davies was born in Philadelphia, but adopted by single mother Kathy Davies and raised in Provo, Utah.[1] He attended Provo High School, where his team won state titles in his sophomore and junior seasons. After considering schools such as California, Gonzaga and Utah, Davies chose to play college basketball at Brigham Young.[2]

After playing a reserve role as a freshman in 2009–10, Davies became a key player for the Cougars as a sophomore. He served as the key inside player for the small, sharp-shooting 2010–11 Cougars (led by eventual National Player of the Year Jimmer Fredette). BYU raced to a 27–2 record and was ranked no. 3 in the AP Poll when Davies was suspended from the team for violating BYU's honor code.[1]

Davies was reinstated to the team as a junior and, in his last two seasons, was named to the All-West Coast Conference team. As a senior, Davies was a captain of the Cougar team and averaged 17.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Following his graduation from BYU, Davies was invited to participate in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) pre-NBA Draft camp. Davies performed well, averaging 20.7 points per game on 68% shooting and grabbing 9.3 rebounds per game. He was named MVP of the PIT.[3] Davies' performance earned him an invitation to the Chicago NBA Draft combine.[4] After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, he joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[5] On September 5, 2013, he signed with the Clippers,[6] but was later waived on October 21.[7]

Philadelphia 76ers (2013–2014)[edit]

On October 28, 2013, Davies signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[8] He played in his first NBA game on November 2, 2013 against the Chicago Bulls, scoring two points in two minutes of action. On January 18, 2014, he fractured his right small finger, requiring surgery and up to a month of rehabilitation.[9]

On November, 5, 2014, Davies scored a career-high 20 points in an 89-91 loss to the Orlando Magic.[10]

Brooklyn Nets (2014–2015)[edit]

On December 11, 2014, Davies was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Andrei Kirilenko, Jorge Gutiérrez, the Nets' second-round draft pick in 2020, the right to swap second-round picks in 2018, and cash considerations.[11] On January 6, 2015, he was waived by the Nets after appearing in seven games.[12]

Élan Chalon (2015)[edit]

On January 12, 2015, Davies signed with Élan Chalon of the LNB Pro League in Chalon-sur-Saône, France for the rest of the 2014–15 LNB Pro A season as a replacement for an injured player.[13] He helped Élan reach the league playoffs.

Pallacanestro Varese (2015-16)[edit]

In September 2015, Davies signed with Pallacanestro Varese in Varese, Italy for the 2015-16 season.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Philadelphia 51 0 11.3 .422 .200 .642 2.1 .5 .5 .2 2.8
2014–15 Philadelphia 20 6 19.0 .412 .233 .636 3.7 1.4 .9 .2 6.3
Career 71 6 13.2 .417 .233 .644 2.5 .8 .6 .2 3.8

Personal[edit]

Davies is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is one of only a few African-American Mormons to play in the NBA.[14][15]

He married Lenzie Quist of Riverside, California in January 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John Branch (March 12, 2011). "Kept Off Court, but Welcomed by B.Y.U. Fans and Teammates". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ a b "Brandon Davies BYU athletic profile". BYUCougars.com. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rob Reheuser (April 14, 2013). "Davies finishes up strong at Portsmouth Invitational". NBA.com. 
  4. ^ Jeff Call (May 10, 2013). "BYU basketball: Brandon Davies receives invite to NBA draft combine in Chicago". The Deseret News. 
  5. ^ Shepherd, Jason (June 28, 2013). "Undrafted Davies will play for the Clippers in Summer League". ksl.com. 
  6. ^ "Clippers Sign Brandon Davies". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 5, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Clippers waive forward Brandon Davies". insidehoops.com (Press release). October 21, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sixers Sign Rookie Free Agent Brandon Davies". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Brandon Davies Update". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ Associated Press (November 5, 2014). "Tobias Harris' jumper at buzzer lifts Magic to first win of season". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Nets Acquire Brandon Davies". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Waive Brandon Davies". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 6, 2015. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Brandon Davies signs with Elan Chalon". Sportando.com. January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  14. ^ The Root article on Parker draft
  15. ^ Brandon Davies: Is BYU’s Premarital Sex Controversy Good For College Sports?

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