Horizon League Basketball: In-depth look at Green Bay star Amari Davis

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WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – NOVEMBER 06: PJ Pipes #2 of the Green Bay Phoenix (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Why You Should Know Amari Davis

The guard already has one of the most decorated freshman seasons in Horizon League basketball history. Green Bay fans can’t wait to see what the guard has in store for year two. Former coach Darner was so enamored by Davis because of his ability to score the ball at every level and get out in transition and run the break.

Any fans who followed the sophomore in high school should have expected this. He was named the state of Ohio Division II Player of the Year out of Trotwood-Madison high school. Trotwood is one of the best high school programs in Ohio, and the fact that Davis chose to come to Green Bay is a huge win for the Horizon League overall.

Davis burst onto the scene in the Horizon League and was one of the best players in the league last year, as evidenced by the awards he was able to win. The guard was the first freshman in Green Bay history to earn Horizon League Freshman of the year, he was the leading vote getter for all-freshman team. Davis has the most points as a freshman in the Phoenix history with 524. The sophomore showed he could be extremely efficient as well scoring on over 50% of his shots. The efficiency led to his career high of 28 points, he accomplished that feat twice. All the scoring prowess led the sophomore to earn a record ten horizon league freshman of the week honors.

One thing about Davis that also stands out is the fact that as a guard he took eight attempts from deep last year missing all of them. In and era of the three-point shot and shooting from anywhere on the floor, Davis is a throw back in that regard. However, as was mentioned before the sophomore is quick and gets to the rim a lot. It should be mentioned that he was the second option most of the time a year ago.

This year he is going to be the first option on offense and if there was going to be one flaw it would be his lack of shooting from deep. He can shoot from out there but given the way he fit into the previous offense he didn’t need to be a shooter. If he can develop a three-point shot consistently he will undoubtedly take his game to the next level.

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