“He’s had a good year,” WSU coach Scott Nagy said. “He’s hardly played his whole career. He’s been able to stay healthy this year and he’s been a good player for us.”
Davis already has established himself as an ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 favorite this season. Against Cedarville in a Nov. 3 exhibition, his alley-op dunk off a feed from Alstork rocketed to the No. 4 spot on ESPN’s Top 10 plays from that day. His spike against Urbana on Dec. 13 topped that by vaulting to No. 2 on ESPN’s Top 10 list.
“It went crazy on the internet,” Davis said to horizonleague.org. “It had like 500,000 hits within an hour.”
Davis seems to draw strength from his signature long and braided locks that are popular with many football and basketball players. He also had a monster throw-down against Oakland.
If he’s to do that again at struggling Detroit (2-11, 0-1) on Saturday, he’ll have to maneuver around the Titans’ Jaleel Hogan. The emerging 6-7, 250-pound junior had a career-high 22 points and eight blocks in Thursday’s 81-70 HL opening loss to visiting Northern Kentucky.
“I’m trying to focus on getting better every day with the guys and us getting better as a team and moving on and moving forward,” said Davis, WSU’s only senior starter and one of only two on the roster. “We’ve just got to bounce back next (at Detroit).”
• The team spent Friday afternoon helping prep lunches at the Detroit Salvation Army, just north of the Ambassador Bridge that links Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to the Motor City and within sight of Joe Louis Arena. The Raiders later practiced at the Titans’ Calihan Hall on campus.
Who: Wright State at Detroit Mercy
When: 3:30 p.m.
TV/Radio: TWC Sports Channel, ESPN3/106.5-FM