Antoine Davis: 2022 NBA Draft Scouting Report
A prolific mid-major scorer, Davis is sensational at creating space for jumpers. Does he have much else to offer an NBA franchise?
Since 2000, only nine players in college basketball have eclipsed 2700 career points. Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis is one of them. A prolific jump shooter, Davis had set the Horizon League on fire for much of the last four years. His form is pretty, his confidence through the roof and his ability to score despite being the central focus of every scouting report is incredibly respectable.
Davis isn’t necessarily a one-trick pony. He can drill shots from a catch-and-shoot standpoint, create his own off playground-esque crossovers and step-backs and bomb away from the logo. If there’s one trait to possess as a 6’1” hooper, it’s the ability to score in bunches, and Davis has that.
The questions around his translation to the pros, especially as a 23-year-old, revolve around finding the balance to impact the game in different ways more frequently on an NBA court. He won’t be the best scorer each time he steps onto a floor, as he was every game of the last four years. He’s also so reliant on jump shots and rarely gets to the rim in a way that worries us: how will he collapse defenses enough to create for others if he takes 84% of his shots as jumpers?
Davis certainly has his fans as a special scoring talent. Due to his age and the lack of diversity to his offensive or defensive games, it’s difficult to imagine Davis getting selected on draft night. That said, he’s certainly due to find his way to the G-League, either on a priority two-way contract or as a scoring option that teams monitor closely to see if the balance in his offensive game improves.
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