Dayton's Darrell Davis celebrates a basket by the Flyers against Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Dayton’s Darrell Davis thanks fans after final game of his career

Senior joined 1,000-point club in second half of loss to VCU.

In his last game, the guard from Detroit became the 48th player in Dayton history to reach 1,000 points. He scored 14 in Dayton’s 77-72 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament.

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Davis finished his career with 1,008 points. He ranks 47th in UD history, one behind Junior Norris (1949-52) and five ahead of Sean Finn (2000-04). He finished seventh in UD history in made 3-pointers (191 of 507). 

Davis also played in 130 games in his career. That’s tied for the eighth most in school history.

After the game, Davis summed up his career with an Instagram post. He wrote:

“During my time here at the University of Dayton, I’ve learned a lot of things. I value each and every group of people here, from the fans to the community. After wins and losses you all have been there cheering me on at all times. You all are so noisy it seems like you could go straight through the TV.

“Game after game you guys are the ones who kept me going these last four years. I can’t thank you enough. For my past and late teammates, y’all have rallied around me, turning me into a leader for our team and becoming my brothers for life. For my mentors, you have completed an enormous task by helping me make smart decisions, step by step. For my sports advisors, words can't express how appreciative I am for you folks. Without the proper grades there is no basketball, and you ensured I remained in the know regarding my evaluations so that grades never became an issue for me in school.

“And for the athletic trainers, I’m forever indebted to you because of the insane amount of time you all put into helping me recuperate game by game. I'm very sad to leave, but I’m excited to have developed and matured into my own person. I will make everyone happy and proud of me since this is really just the start of my athletic career. Im going to keep on pursuing my dream and UD helped fuel that fantasy and make it a reality.”

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