Bobby Davis Signs Professional Contract with BC Prievidza
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Former USC Upstate men's basketball player Bobby Davis has signed a professional contract with Extraliga League member BC Prievidza. The club finished last season in seventh place and made an appearance Extraliga League playoffs.
Davis recently signed the contract and is set to leave for Slovakia on Thursday, making it a quick turnaround process. He will immediately begin workouts as the team prepares for the season-opener on October 1. It will be the first time Davis has stepped on the court in more than a year as he last played with the Matrixx Magixx (Nijmegen, Holland) during the 2009-10 season.
"I'm excited about getting back on the basketball court," Davis said. "It has been over a year since I have played and I'm ready to get back to the game that I love."
Davis, an Aiken, S.C. native, was a two-year standout at Upstate after transferring from Hutchinson College in Kansas. He had a solid first season with the Spartans, finishing second on the team in scoring at 9.8 points per game while leading the Spartans with 7.5 rebounds per outing in Upstate's first season playing on the NCAA Division I level in 2007-08.
He saved his best season for his final one in a Spartan uniform in 2008-09 when he was simply dominant on the court. He led the Spartans with 14.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, while also topping the team in assists (76), steals (45) and field goal percentage (.528) from his power forward position. He finished the year as the only player in all of D-I basketball to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals and field goal percentage. He was one of two players in the A-Sun to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists and steals. He earned second team All-A-Sun honors, becoming the first Upstate men's basketball player to garner post-season honors from the A-Sun.
Davis was equally strong playing against conference competition as he was playing against a very tough non-conference slate of opponents. He averaged 15.7 points and 9.7 rebounds playing against a non-conference schedule which was ranked as the 29th-toughest in all of DI basketball while playing the likes of Notre Dame, Boston College, South Carolina, Georgia, Duquesne, Saint Louis and Fresno State. He was named to the all-tournament team at the Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Classic after turning in three double-doubles in four games in the tournament.
Davis led Upstate and ranked second in the A-Sun with 10 double-doubles on the year, including four-straight double dips in games against Fresno State, Southern, Liberty and North Florida. He scored in double figures 25 times in 30 games and added double figure rebounding totals on 13 occasions. He finished his career at Upstate averaging 12.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. He broke Upstate's all-time record for rebounding average, while his 501 total rebounds is the most by any player who played less than four seasons in a Spartan uniform.