Darrell Davis blossoming for Dayton Flyers

Anthony Grant says senior is embracing bigger role


Highlights

Dayton plays Old Dominion at Charleston Classic today.

Guard Darrell Davis has opened his senior season with the Dayton Flyers with the best three-game scoring stretch of his career.

> OHIO GAME: Five takeaways | Jordan Davis steps upPhotos | Grant on Pierce

Davis has increased his points total in each of the games, tallying 16 against Ball State, 20 against Hofstra and a career-high 25 against Ohio. He leads the team with 20.3 points per game. That’s almost 15 points better than his average last season (5.8).

“Darrell just continues to blossom as a senior leader on our team,” Dayton coach Anthony Grant said Friday after a 79-65 victory against Ohio in the Charleston Classic. “He’s a guy that our guys look up to and look forward to competing with and competing for. I think he’s embracing the role.”

> HOFSTRA GAME: Photos | Antetokounmpo stars | Five takeaways | Game story

Davis is shooting 48.7 percent from the field (19 of 39), 53.3 percent from 3-point range (8 of 15) and 83.3 percent from the free-throw line (15 of 18). He’s averaging 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game and leading the team with 35.7 minutes per game.

“I don’t too put too much pressure on myself,” Davis said. “I do what I’ve got to do for the team, whether that’s playing defense or scoring the basketball.”

Dayton (2-1) returns to action in Charleston at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, playing Old Dominion (3-1) in the fifth-place game at TD Arena. ESPN3 will televise the game.


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