Davis scored 1,659 points in his career at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, South Carolina.He’s the school’s all-time leading scorer. He averaged 22.3 points per game as a senior.
Davis developed his shot in high school with the same basketball shooting machine Dayton uses. They call it the gun. It uses a net to collect made and missed shots and then fires the ball back to the shooter, allowing a player to take hundreds of shots in a short time.
The goal over the summer, Davis said, was to make 500 shots a day.
“It’s just repetition,” Davis said.
The origins of his success started at home, Davis said. His dad Michael gave him advice, and Davis worked on his shot for years in their driveway at home. There was enough room for him to take shots from long range.
“I guess I’m kind of a natural shooter,” Davis said, “but I always worked on it.”