Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Kendric Davis enters transfer portal: SMU’s star guard becomes one of top players available in college hoops

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After winning AAC Player of the Year and taking home all-conference honors for a third straight season, SMU’s Kendric Davis has entered the transfer portal, the star guard told Jon Rothstein. Davis, who instantly becomes one of the top players in the portal, has also entered his name into the NBA Draft process after averaging 19.4 points for the Mustangs this past season.

SMU is undergoing a coaching change from Tim Jankovich to Rob Lanier, and Davis was listed as a senior on this year’s roster. Because of the extra season of eligibility available to players due to COVID-19, however, he still has one season left to play college basketball.

The 6-foot guard played a key role in helping SMU to a record of 54-26 (29-17 AAC) over the past three seasons. In 2021-22, he finished second in the AAC in scoring behind a 37.2% 3-point mark on 6.5 attempts per game. Davis is more than just an outside shooter, though, and he has the profile of a starting point guard for a big-time program.

During the 2020-21 season, he ranked fourth nationally with 7.6 assists per game while still scoring 19 points per contest. He is also skilled at scoring inside the arc as a career 49.8% shooter on 2-point attempts.

Davis began his career at TCU after ranking as a three-star prospect in the class of 2018. He logged 17.1 minutes per game and averaged 6.3 points for the Horned Frogs in the 2018-19 campaign before receiving immediate eligibility at SMU the following season.

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