Landing Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis is Like Winning The Jackpot
On Thursday afternoon, one of the most prolific scorers in college basketball history entered his name into the transfer portal.
Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis scored 2,040 points in his college career, playing for his father at UDM. He will definitely get a lot of attention over the coming weeks but coming out of high school as a three-star recruit he should be used to it.
“I’m really really excited about (him). The more I watched this kid, the more I just fell in love with him,” Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson said in 2017, “He is the best shooter that I’ve seen since I have been at Houston.”
Davis originally committed to play basketball for Sampson at Houston but flipped to Detroit Mercy when his father, Mike Davis, got the head coaching job. When he committed to Houston, his father was the head coach at nearby Texas Southern. Regardless, he became a household name.
In his first game for the Titans, he scored 32 points against Western Michigan. That would be the first of 76 games where the kid would score 20+ points. To add to that, he never scored single digits in a game he played in as he ranks 22nd all-time in NCAA history for scoring.
Needless to say, the line will be out the door. We haven’t seen many players ever with the scoring ability that he has, but whoever gets him has won the jackpot.