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Who is Deyonta Davis?
Deyonta Davis is a thriving athlete who, while not initially appealing, has a tanker full of promise. In fact, most of the teams Deyonta Davis worked with have referred to him as a lottery winner. He has been a member of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) G League since 2016.
He currently plays for the Santa Cruz Warriors, but he has previously played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Santa Cruz Warriors, and Atlanta Hawks.
Davis has also been a celebrity since his high school days.
With his intriguing skill set, he appears to have been a surprise package for everyone.
However, he is still raw in some areas and needs a lot of work to progress.
Before we get into the details, here are some short facts about Davis.
Deyonta Davis: Before Fame
Davis was born on December 2, 1996, under the Sagittarius sun sign to his mother, Rhonda Davis. Davis’ father’s name is unknown, and he does not appear to have any siblings.
Furthermore, he was born in Muskegon, Michigan, and grew up there.
Unfortunately, he has not yet revealed his early memories or discussed his family background.
A career in High School
Davis has always been a sports fanatic.
Furthermore, he was able to shine during his high school days; yet, he was not even well-known at the time.
Davis apparently had a fantastic high school day, though it didn’t flower until his later years.
To be more specific, Deyonta Davis went to Muskegon High School in Muskegon, Michigan.
Actually, his early years were average and respectable, but what stood out were his last years, where he has crowned Mr. Basketball of Michigan in 2015.
Before his achievements, he recorded 4 points and 12 rebounds in the state regional finals, as Muskegon defeated Hudsonville in quadruple overtime. Against Everett High School, he finished with 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 blocks.
Davis finished the season with a total of 5,223 points, qualifying him for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game.
He was a member of the West team, alongside Stephen Zimmerman and Jalen Brunson.
Overall, he finished his high school career with 6 points and 9 rebounds.
Davis attended Michigan State University after graduating from high school.
Most people think of Davis as an extrovert, but he was actually quite timid and shy.
In fact, he didn’t talk much to his teammates or coaches.
Almost everyone described him as the quietest person they had ever encountered.
Similarly, Davis was fairly quiet as a freshman, coming in the ground, playing, and going about his business.
Despite the fact that his very athletic body drew everyone’s attention, he was distant from the spotlight.
Furthermore, he would have blocked shots, buckets, and other things, but he never focused on the primary point.
According to accounts, Davis was often trying to hide behind his dreadlocks, so coaches generally suggested cutting them.
Davis later appeared on the earth without his dreads, and he was more talkative than normal, having discovered common ground with his roommate, Wollenman.
During his time at Michigan, he averaged 7.5 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, and 1.6 blocks per game.
Similarly, he started 16 of the Spartans’ 17 games, maintaining the school freshman record with 64 blocked shots.
Deyonta Davis | Professional Background
Deyonta Davis, along with his colleague Denzel Valentine, entered the 2016 NBA Draft 2016.
Davis recruited Bill Duffy as his agent after both were selected to attend the 2016 NBA Combine.
Following that, he didn’t even hear his name called when he was taken as the 31st overall pick in the second round by the Boston Celtics.
As a result, he was made a green room invitee, and his rights were later traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Grizzlies of Memphis
Deyonta Davis spent two years with the Grizzlers, beginning on July 12, 2016, and ending in July 2018.
Initially, they agreed to a three-year pact worth $4 million (the most expensive deal for the second-round pick in NBA history).
He played for the Grizzlies’ G League affiliates, the Iowa Energy and the Memphis Hustle, during his time with the team.
In addition, he suffered an injury (torn plantar fascia in his left foot) in December 2016, which kept him out for six to eight weeks.
Warriors of Santa Cruz
In July 2018, Memphis traded Davis to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Garrett Temple.
However, the Kings waived him to the Golden State Warriors very early in September.
He was assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors (Warriors’ G League club) once more.
The Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks first kept Davis on a ten-day deal before signing him to a multi-year contract.
Davis averaged four points and four rebounds in nine games during his time with the organization.
He was then discarded by the Hawks in June 2019.
Back to Santa Cruz Warriors
Davis returned to the Santa Cruz Warriors’ training camp in 2019.
Following that, he began playing for the team, and in 2020, he led the Stockton Kings with 18 points, 2 assists, 2 steals, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
Body Measurements and Achievements of Deyonta Davis
Davis is a towering athlete who stands 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 meters) tall and weighs 237 pounds (108 kg).
Davis has short black hair, dark brown eyes, and tan skin, all of which contribute to his athletic appearance.
Davis is also fairly long, with a wingspan of 7’2′′, allowing him to be a rim protector.
Davis can also get high with his defensive abilities and is a terrific rebounder.
Warriors of Santa Cruz
Deyonta Davis during his time with the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Although he lacks basic skills, as analysts point out, he does have shooting talent.
Some of his accomplishments to date are listed below.
- McDonald’s All-American Sandwich (2015)
- Parade of the First-Team All-American (2015)
- Michigan’s Mr. Basketball (2015)
- Class A MHSAA champion (2014)
Deyonta Davis has not yet disclosed his net worth; nonetheless, he is thought to be worth more than $3 million.
Davis’ career earnings total $4,423,344, with an average income of $852,246.
Personal Life and Social Media of Deyonta Davis
Davis is an athlete with a calm demeanor. He has not been involved in any issues or scandals yet.
Davis is also not a frequent user of social media platforms.
As a result, it is unclear whether he is in a relationship or is single.
His Instagram handle is DD (@deyontadavis 231), and he has 32k followers on the platform (as of Nov 2021).
Similarly, his Twitter account, Deyonta Davis (deyontadavis 04), has 4.6k followers (as of November 2021).