Brandon Davies

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Brandon Davies
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1991-07-25) July 25, 1991 (age 22)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolProvo (Provo, Utah)
CollegeBYU (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Pro playing career2013–present
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x First team All-WCC (2012–13)
 
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Brandon Davies
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1991-07-25) July 25, 1991 (age 22)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolProvo (Provo, Utah)
CollegeBYU (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Pro playing career2013–present
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x First team All-WCC (2012–13)

Brandon Davies (born July 25, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Davies was a standout college player at Brigham Young University.

Early life and college career[edit source | edit]

Davies was born in Philadelphia, but adopted by single mother Kathy Davies and raised in Provo, Utah.[1] He attended Provo High School, where his team won state titles in his sophomore and junior seasons. After considering schools such as California, Gonzaga and Utah, Davies chose to play college basketball at Brigham Young.[2]

After playing a reserve role as a freshman in 2009–10, Davies became a key player for the Cougars as a sophomore. The 6'9" power forward served as the key inside player for the small, sharp-shooting 2010–11 Cougars (led by eventual National Player of the Year Jimmer Fredette). BYU raced to a 27–2 record and were ranked #3 in the AP Poll when Davies was suspended from the team for violating BYU's honor code for having premarital sex with his girlfriend.[1]

Davies was reinstated to the team as a junior and in his last two seasons was named to the All-West Coast Conference team. As a senior, Davies was a captain of the Cougar team and averaged 17.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.[2]

Professional career[edit source | edit]

Following his graduation from BYU, Davies was invited to participate in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) pre-NBA Draft camp. Davies performed well, averaging 20.7 points per game on 68% shooting and grabbing 9.3 rebounds per game. He was named MVP of the PIT.[3] Davies' performance earned him an invitation to the Chicago NBA Draft combine.[4] He went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft, but immediately signed with the Los Angeles Clippers' summer league team.[5]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b John Branch (March 12, 2011). "Kept Off Court, but Welcomed by B.Y.U. Fans and Teammates". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ a b "Brandon Davies BYU athletic profile". BYUCougars.com. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rob Reheuser (April 14, 2013). "Davies finishes up strong at Portsmouth Invitational". NBA.com. 
  4. ^ Jeff Call (May 10, 2013). "BYU basketball: Brandon Davies receives invite to NBA draft combine in Chicago". The Deseret News. 
  5. ^ Jason Shepherd (June 28, 2013). "Undrafted Davies will play for the Clippers in Summer League". ksl.com. 

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