Niners in the NBA, Euro & D Leagues

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BTW, I made this because we don’t have a thread like this for basketball. At least none I could find. That was kinda sad to realize, though not all that surprising.

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BTW, I think Jon Davis is the most underappreciated 49er player in recent memory. I know Jahmir did a lot of impressive things here, but Davis is one of our all time top 5 scorers, and did it in just 4 years like the others did. No Covid years or redshirts:

Jon Davis is the 3rd all time leading scorer in 49er basketball history, eclipsing every player we had from the good ole days (90s through 2005), and only bested by Henry Williams and Lew Massey.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_49ers_men's_basketball_statistical_leaders#Scoring

As a sophomore, he was named to the Second Team All-Conference USA.[2] He averaged 19.6 points per game, second best in the conference, and 4.2 assists per game. He shot 48.2 percent on field goals and 38.0 percent for 3-pointers.[3] He had a career-high 38 points in a 91–83 loss to Marshall on January 11, 2018.[4] Davis averaged 17.6 points and 5.5 assists per game as a junior, but Charlotte went 6–23. At the end of the season Davis declared for the 2018 NBA Draft but did not hire an agent to retain his collegiate eligibility.[5]

On February 16, 2019, Davis scored his 2,000th career point in a loss to Old Dominion.[6] He averaged 21.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game as a senior and was named to the second-team All-Conference USA.[7]

Professional Career

Davis was signed to an Exhibit 10 deal by the Orlando Magic on October 12, 2019.[8] Davis was assigned to the Magic’s G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic.[9] On January 25, 2020, Davis scored a season-high 30 points in a 130–117 win over the Greensboro Swarm.[10] He averaged 6.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. On November 2, 2020, Davis signed with Borac Banja Luka of the Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[11] He averaged 10.6 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 rebounds per game in the Bosnian league. On September 20, 2021, Davis signed with KK EuroNickel 2005 of the Macedonian First League.[12]

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There is/was a site that listed all player from a college/city that where playing professionally…let me see if a can find it.

We wasted 3 very solid PGs in a row. Henry>Davis>Young. Kind of sad.

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Remarkable accomplishment honestly. Not sure any single coach could have exceptional PG play for 11 straight seasons and not get to the tournament.

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Looks like Matos is still playing and doing well.

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Agreed. I think there wasn’t a lot of good feeling about the program at the time and that sort of overshadowed/overshadows his accomplishments. He was awesome.

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Damn. Remembering Jarvis Lang. remember when he got hurt in the mine shaft against MTSU and was out the whole year.

Wasn’t that the same year we had Henry and Rodney Odom and still made the top 25 and won the Pepsi Tournament at the Tyvola Colosseum?

What could that team have done with Jarvis healthy? SMH

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Dont think it was against MTSU.I want to say it was maybe CoC, but not sure.

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It was either CoC or Long Beach State. I was there but I can’t remember.

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C of C I was there.

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It wasn’t MTSU. It was ETSU. I fixed it.

Ok I can’t find that game.

My mind must be failing me. I remember him getting hurt in the mineshaft. Against ETSU.

Does anyone remember this game against ETSU in the mineshaft? Maybe I got the game wrong he got hurt in but by god I remember this game.

It was in Belk. I was sitting just to the right of the goal where he hurt himself. Remember my heart sinking

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I was first row under one of the baskets. I remember that place was electric and we were doing great right up until a missed dunk on the other basket - then the game turned. Don’t recall if the injury was on that dunk or not.

I knew I wasn’t crazy.

Pretty sure he got hurt when he landed badly trying to block a dunk attempt by a high flyer they had.

Weird I cannot find that game in the records. An exhibition??

regular season game. ETSU was ranked, game was on ESPN - they wanted it in the old Mine Shaft for the feel. 2/16/91.

edit: look what I found: ETSU at Charlotte - 1991 College Basketball Game - YouTube

Don’t think this was the game he got hurt though.

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The ETSU game was the previous season. I was there for that one too. Sitting about 4 rows deep under one of the baskets. As I’ve said before, I remember ESPN bringing in a bunch of lights because Belk was so dark. Even then there is no light really beyond the court itself.

Jarvis got hurt in one of the two opening games of that following season. I thought it was on a dunk but it may have been a block now that I think of it. And at the time, I didn’t know the difference between College of Charleston and Coastal Carolina. So it was never clear who the opponent was to me. It was just some school “down near the beach”.

If Jarvis stays healthy that team could have rivaled the final 4 team.

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