Davonte Davis - Men's Basketball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#4 Davonte Davis

G | Jr. (3) | 6-4 | 185 | Jacksonville, Ark. | Jacksonville HS

• 2-Year Member of Arkansas’ SAAC
• Named the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2020-21) and the 2021-22 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll … Made the Department’s Honor Roll (3.0-3.49 GPA) for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Fall of 2021.

Sophomore (2021-22):
• Named the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
• Played in all 37 games with 14 starts … Arkansas was 14-3 when Devo was the first sub off the bench, many of those coming as Arkansas went 18-4 to close the season and reached its second straight NCAA Elite 8
• Averaged 8.3 points and was second on the team in assists with 102.
• Was preseason 2nd team All-SEC (coaches and media).
• Mercer: Did not take a shot Mercer but led the team with a +19 as he held Mercer’s top scorer to just 4-of-13 FG / 0-of-6 3PT.
• GWU: Tied his then career-high with 6 assists as Arkansas handed out 23 for the game … Scored 10 points, making 2 3 -pointers (only made 2 treys as a frosh) … Added two steals
• Cincy: Struggled shooting, but was the only Razorback in double-digits for Plus-Minus (+10) thanks to his defensive effort … Added five rebounds and three assists … One of his boards was on the offensive end with 23 seconds left that led to two Chris Lykes free throws (21 seconds left) and a 3-point lead … Had back-to-back assists with a defensive rebound in between as Arkansas went from down four to up one with just over 5 minutes to play.
• Penn: Dished out five assists, one shy of his career high, with five rebounds and two steals.
• UCA: Played his best game in the win … Scored 16 points (6-9 FG and 4-7 FT) with six rebounds, three assists and two steals … Team-best +30 in 27:27 minutes played.
• LR: Had a then career-high seven assists (all in the first half) … Battled foul trouble in the second half, but scored 10 of his 16 in the period.
• Charlotte: May have played his best game as a Razorback … Scored season-high 18 points (two shy of career high) with a career-high eight assists and four rebounds … Also, held Charlotte’s leading scorer (entered at 19.6 ppg) to just 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting (0-of-5 3PT)
• Okla: Scored a career-high 26 points while making a career-high four 3-pointers (entered the game with just 6 career 3’s made)… Was a perfect 4-of-4 at the line while adding five rebounds and three assists.
• Elon: Did not attempt a shot but had a team-best six assists and was second on the team with six rebounds … Per @sports_ref, became the only Power 6 player since a least 2010-11 to have a game with 6+ assists, 6+ rebounds and no field goal attempts.
• @ Miss State: Battled foul trouble but was productive in his 26 minutes played with 15 points (7-of-12 FG), five rebounds, four assists and two steals.
• @ A&M: Posted career highs in both free throws made (9) and attempted (10) … Scored 13 points, 11 in the second half as Arkansas trimmed a 17-point deficit to 1 … Added seven assists — an SEC career high — and seven rebounds, including four offensive boards.
• Mizzou: Was excellent off the bench, playing o with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals … Capped a 26-3 start by the Hogs with a dunk.
• @ LSU: Played the final minute and second half despite losing his front tooth (face hit the floor when fouled on a breakaway dunk attempt) … Had a season-high and tied his career high with eight rebounds (four offensive) … Sank a key 3-pointer during Arkansas’ 10- run late in the second half.
• Texas A&M: Only scored four points but all four came in overtime as well as his lone steal … Converted an old-fashion, 3-point play with 2:31 left to give Arkansas a lead it would not relinquish.
• West Virginia: Tied for the team lead with three assists while adding six rebounds.
• Miss State: Second on the team in Plus-Minus at +11 (Jaylin Williams led at +12) … Made a key jumper at the top of the key as the shot clock was expiring for a 4-point lead (58-54) with 1:01 left.
• Auburn: Was +15 (and the only Hog in double figures) in a four-point win over #1 Auburn … Had a career-high five steals … Scored 10 points to snap a streak of seven games in single digits … Was 2-of-3 from 3-point range, marking the first time in an SEC game he made multiple triples.
• @ Mizzou: Scored 11 points (2-of-3 from 3-point range and 3-of-3 at the line)
• Tennessee: Led the team with +14, playing 18:29 in a 10-pt win … With the game tied, Davis spurred an 11-1 run to give the Hogs a lead they would not relinquish .. Started run with a 3-pointer … Later, had another triple and an assist to cap the run … Had four rebounds (three offensive including one of his lone missed 3-pointer).
• @ Florida: Pumped in 19 points (7-of-10 FG • 2-of-3 3PT) with six rebounds and a team-best four assists with zero turnovers … Scored Arkansas’ final five points to seal the win, including a breakaway dunk with 19 seconds left to go up seven.
• Kentucky: Led the team with a +4, playing 31:23 off the bench … Was 5-of-7 at the line (3-of-3 in one trip to put the Hogs up two with 5:22 left — was 2-of-4 inside the final 13 seconds to keep it a 2-possession game … Made a key defensive rebound with five seconds left, saving the ball from going out of bounds after an Au’Diese Toney blocked shot.
• LSU: Yet again led the team in Plus-Minus (+5) in a one-point game in 30:46 played … Had four assists … Scored his lone basket with Arkansas down 7 with 6:13 left as he grabbed his own miss and flipped the ball backward over his head.
• vs Vermont (NCAA): Had 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting … “He saved us in the first half,” said Coach Muss with his 10 points (4-of-5 FG). three assists and two steals.
• vs New Mexico St (NCAA): Only had two points (2-of-2 FT) and one assist but his one assist threaded the needle on a long bounce pass to Au’Diese Tony to cap a decisive 9-0 run … His two free throws came with 41 seconds left to give the Hogs a five-point lead.
• vs Gonzaga (NCAA): Scored six points, including two free throws with eight seconds left to secure a seven-point lead and the win … Was the only Hog in double figures for Plus-Minus at +10.

Freshman (2020-21):
• Named the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

• Played in 30 games with 17 starts, including each of the last 14 … In the postseason (SEC/NCAA), averaged 12.3 points and was second on the team in rebound average (6.7) and assists (17).
• Hit the game-winning shot versus Oral Roberts with 3.1 seconds in the NCAA Sweet 16.
• Second on the team in deflections with 160 … Led the team with 10 deflections at Auburn, nine versus Missouri and nine at LSU … Added 10 vs Georgia.
• On a per 40-minute basis, averaged 14.2 points and 7.5 rebounds.
• I of 2 Razorback freshmen to ever have at least 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in a game and THE ONLY Razorback rookie to do it twice doing so vs UGA (01/09/21) had 20 points • 7 rebounds • 6 assists and vs LSU (2/27/21)had 15 points • 5 rebounds • 6 assists.
• Led the team with 14 points versus Southern, adding seven rebounds in just 16:20 minutes played
• Saw playing time increase at Auburn in the SEC opener due to Justin Smith injury … Made four “game-winning” plays during a decisive 10-0 run to help secure the win: PLAY 1: With Arkansas up two, 76-74, tipped a loose rebound to Connor Vanover that led to two free throws by Moses Moody … PLAY 2: With Arkansas up four, 78-74, got the offensive rebound off Desi Sills FT miss that led to a JD Notae layup … PLAY 3: With Arkansas now up six, 80-74, made a steal in what ESPN analyst Jimmy Dykes called “the best defensive play of the year” at the time … The steal led to a fastbreak and two made free throws by Connor Vanover … PLAY 4: With Arkansas now up eight, 82-74, sank a jumper from the left elbow as the shot clock was winding down to cap the 10-0 run.
• In his first career start (vs Missouri Jan. 2), had four rebounds and a career-high three steals.
• Was impressive on both ends of the floor in the win over Georgia … Scored a season-high 20 points with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals … Also did a good job guarding UGA point guard Sahvir Wheeler … Had 10 deflections and tied Moses Moody with a Plus-Minus of +33 for the game.
• Scored 10 points — all in the second half — in the win over Auburn (1/20) to help Arkansas erase a 12-point halftime deficit.
• Came off the bench vs Ole Miss to provide a huge spark at the time as he made his first four shots with two steals that led to layups… Finished with 14 points (7-of-9 shooting) and six rebounds.
• Sparked Arkansas in the first half at Oklahoma State, scoring 8 of his 13 points and getting all three of his steals.
• In his fourth start, just missed a double-double with 10 points and a season-high eight rebounds with two assists versus Mississippi State.
• Only scored four points and had just two rebounds at Kentucky, but impacted the game … Led the team with +9 thanks to three assists, zero turnovers and two steals … The last steal came on the final play to seal the win.
• At Missouri, only scored eight points, but two came on a layup with 35 seconds left in overtime … Added three assists … Sealed the win with a blocked shot with 4.7 seconds left.
• Led the team with 18 points in the win over Florida … Added five rebounds and three assists … After Florida took its only lead 62-61, Devo put the Hogs back on top with a fast break layup and he added two free throws with 28 seconds left to go up eight.
• In the LSU win, had 15 points, five rebounds and a season-high six assists … Was a bright spot in the first half with seven points and four assists.
• At South Carolina, tied for the team lead and tied his career-high with eight rebounds .. Added two assists and two steals.
• Closed the regular season with a 12-point performance in the Texas A&M win, making several key baskets … Led the team in assists (5) with six rebounds … Made two critical steals down the stretch … First, with 45 seconds left and Arkansas up one, he tipped an inbounds pass and eventually made a pass to Justin Smith for a fast break dunk … Second, up five with eight seconds left, had a steal and fast break dunk to seal the win.
• Had two solid games in the SEC Tournament as he averaged 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals with 15 deflections … Versus Missouri, had six boards, four assists and 11 points … Versus LSU, pulled down eight boards, tying a season-high, with five assists (just one turnover) and a season-high four steals, adding 10 deflections.
• Versus Colgate, started a 17-0 first half run with two steals and made a layup at the buzzer in the run for a 36-33 halftime lead .. Finished with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals, and career-high two blocked shots.
• In the Texas Tech win, had 15 points and six rebounds … Did not allow TTU leading scorer to get off a shot over the final 10 minutes.
• Scored the game-winner with 3.1 seconds left in the Sweet 16 win … Finished with 16 points and tied his career high with eight rebounds.
• Versus Baylor in the Elite 8, tied for the team lead in both points (14) and rebounds (6).

High School:
• Was rated the 86th-best incoming freshman in the nation and the 19th-best shooting guard by ESPN.com
• Was rated the 103rd-best incoming freshman in the nation and the 15th-best combo guard by 247Sports.com Composite
• Was rated the 125th-best incoming freshman in the nation and the 29th-best shooting guard by Rivals.com
• Was rated the 153rd-best incoming freshman in the nation and the 20th-best combo guard by 247Sports.com
• 2020 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Boys Player of the Year
• 2020 Hogville.net’s Arkansas Boys High School Co-Player of the Year (with Jaylin Williams)
• 4-time All-State, including 2-time Democrat-Gazette first team All-State (all divisions)
• 2020 MaxPrep 1st Team All-State
• 2019 USA TODAY first team All-State
Averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and three steals per game in his senior season … Led the Titans to a 20-5 overall record and the 5A-Central Conference title with a 13-1 mark … Jacksonville also reached the Class 5A state championship game … Scored in double figures every game and had 17 double-doubles in points and assists … Even more impressive, he registered seven triple-doubles … Earned his fourth All-State honor in 2020 and was named to the 2020 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette first-team All-Arkansas team (all classes) … Named to the 2019 USA TODAY All-Arkansas first team as a junior as he averaged 18.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and six assists per game … Overall, he is a four-time Arkansas Activities Association All-State selection, making the 2019 and 2020 5A team with Jacksonville HS and the 2A teams in 2017 and 2018 while playing at Jacksonville Lighthouse … As a sophomore, Davis averaged 18.4 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds and 2 steals … As a freshman, Davis averaged 16 points and seven rebounds in leading Lighthouse to conference and regional championships as well as the Class 2A state semifinal … He played for Woodz Elite in the Nike EYBL

Personal:
Born Sept. 24, 2001, in Jacksonville, Ark. … Son of Terrie Davis and Grandson of Yvette Davis … Plans to major in recreation and sport management.