Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Meet Antwoine Davis

 (photo courtesy of Jake Patrick Donahue)

The numbers next to Antwoine Davis' name? 17.5 and 11.4 and 3.2 as in points, rebounds and assists.

Oh yes, add 6-foot-2.

The Sacramento City College (SCC) sophomore is enjoying a remarkable season for Coach Andrew Jones, especially so in gaining possession of the basketball off the offensive and defensive boards. His numbers have him ranked third in the state in board play.

"He rebounds like nobody's business," Jones said of Davis. "I've been here since 1991 and Antwoine is in the top three of rebounders I've had. He has a motor and just goes and goes. He had 20 rebounds against Modesto on February 4. The 20 rebound mark had not been reached here at SCC since 2001."

But Davis also is a plus at another aspect of the game.

"He's an effective defensive player," Jones added. "Antwoine has had seven steals twice for us and he can defend any position except center."

As for the 17.5 points per game, it's been "pullup stuff and mostly at the rim," according to Jones, who added, "Antwoine posted the fourth triple-double in school history with 13 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists against Cosumnes River on February 7. The last one before that was in 2000."

Out of Luther Burbank High, Davis' eligibility clock began ticking when he enrolled at Sacramento State right out of high school in 2008. After a series of starts and stops, he is now eligible to play next at the NAIA level.

About just that, Jones said, "Antwoine will be a three at the next level."

And probably averaging another double-double.

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