Jordan Davis (basketball)

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Jordan Davis
Jordan Davis - Lliga Catalana 2019 - by unnika.jpg
Rasta Vechta
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1997-06-06) June 6, 1997 (age 22)
Las Vegas, Nevada
NationalityAmerican / Azerbaijani
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolCanyon Springs
(North Las Vegas, Nevada)
CollegeNorthern Colorado (2015–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Undrafted
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019Baxi Manresa
2019–presentRasta Vechta
Career highlights and awards

Jordan Deangelo Davis (born June 6, 1997) is an American-Azerbaijani basketball player for Rasta Vechta of the Basketball Bundesliga and the Basketball Champions League. He played college basketball for the University of Northern Colorado, where in 2019 he was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Year.

College career[edit]

Davis, playing for Northern Colorado.

Davis came to Northern Colorado after originally committing to Eastern Washington out of Canyon Springs High School in the Las Vegas Valley.[1] Davis became a starter in his first season, averaging 11 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for the Bears. Over the next two seasons, Davis claimed third-team All-Big Sky Conference honors. In his junior season, the Bears won the 2018 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.[2] After the season, Davis declared for the 2018 NBA draft without an agent, but ultimately decided to return for his senior season at Northern Colorado.[3]

In Davis' senior season, he achieved several milestones. He passed the 2,000 career point mark in a win over Southern Utah in which he also scored a career-high 36 points.[4] Later that season, he became the Bears' all-time leading scorer, passing Mike Higgins' mark of 2,112 points in a February 16, 2019 loss to Eastern Washington.[5] On the season, Davis averaged 23.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists and finished his career with 2,270 career points. At the close of the season, Davis was named first-team All-Big Sky and the Big Sky Player of the Year.[6][7]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft, Davis joined the Denver Nuggets for the 2019 NBA Summer League.[8] On July 15, 2019, Davis signed with Baxi Manresa.[9]

On November 20, 2019, he has signed with Rasta Vechta of the Basketball Bundesliga. [10]

International career[edit]

In 2017, Davis was approached by officials from the Azerbaijan national basketball team to fill a need for a combo guard spot on their 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship team. Davis obtained an Azerbaijani passport and joined the team for the tournament. He averaged 26.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in Division B play, but the team did not advance to the championship round.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moss, Irv (December 12, 2015). "Northern Colorado freshman guard Jordan Davis playing with a chip on his shoulder". Buffzone.com. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  2. ^ Hehemann, Nick (March 30, 2018). "Northern Colorado men's basketball wins CIT championship". 9news.com. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  3. ^ Delaney, Anne (December 28, 2018). "University of Northern Colorado's Davis explains return to Bears for senior season". Greeley Tribune. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  4. ^ Ronan, Ryan (January 24, 2019). "Davis sets a career high and @UNC_BearsMBB snaps the Thunderbirds four-game winning streak". Northern Colorado Bears. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  5. ^ Mustari, Samuel (February 16, 2019). "Jordan Davis is king of the hill despite a loss by University of Northern Colorado men's basketball team on the road at Eastern Washington". Greeley Tribune. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  6. ^ "UNC's Jordan Davis Tabbed #BIGSKYMBB MVP; All-Conference Team Announced" (Press release). Big Sky Conference. March 12, 2019. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  7. ^ Keeler, Sean (February 10, 2019). "How Northern Colorado's Jordan Davis, "a miniature Russell Westbrook," is going to destroy your NCAA Tournament bracket". Denver Post. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  8. ^ Ewing, Brandon (June 21, 2019). "Former UNC star Jordan Davis to play for Nuggets summer league team". Mile High Sports. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  9. ^ Lupo, Nicola (July 15, 2019). "Jordan Davis signs with BAXI Manresa". Sportando. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  10. ^ "Rasta Vechta announces Jordan Davis". Sportando. November 20, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  11. ^ Winn, Luke (July 13, 2017). "How a 20-year-old, Las Vegas-born combo guard joined the Azerbaijan national team". Greeley Tribune. Retrieved March 31, 2019.

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