Dayton sophomore guard helps team rally for win at George Washington
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Dayton sophomore guard announces he will transfer after 53 starts in last two seasons

Flyers now have one scholarship open for 2019-20 season

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“First off I would like to thank the University of Dayton for the opportunity to be a part of a special program,” Davis wrote. “I would like to thank my teammates, coaches and fans who supported me for the last two years. I prayed about it, and I have decided I will be transferring from the University of Dayton.”

With Davis leaving the program, Dayton has one of its 13 scholarships open for the 2019-20 season. Dayton coaches have continued to recruit for the class, and much of their attention has been focused on Sinclair Community College freshman guard Sean McNeil, who last week listed Dayton as one of the six schools he is considering.

Davis, a 6-foot-2 guard from Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, S.C., scored 572 points in two seasons. He started 53 games and started 32 of 33 games as a sophomore, coming off the bench one time so senior Jack Westerfield could start the final home game.

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Davis increased his scoring (8.0 to 9.8) in his second season but saw his 3-point accuracy drop (39.4 to 32.9). His 2-point accuracy rose from 48.5 to 51.4.

Davis had ups and downs throughout his sophomore year but helped shoot Dayton to a comeback victory at George Washington, making 7 of 11 3-pointers and scoring 25 points. He had another strong performance in the next game, making 6 of 8 3-pointers and scoring 21 points against Massachusetts.

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In each of Dayton’s two postseason losses to Saint Louis in the Atlantic 10 tournament and Colorado in the NIT, Davis scored 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting.

Davis committed to Dayton in August 2016, picking the Flyers over Butler and Kansas State. When coach Archie Miller left Dayton for Indiana, Davis was the first member of Miller’s final recruiting class to announce he would stick with Dayton.

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