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      A.J. Davis
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Buford, Ga.

High School:
Buford HS

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 212

Position:
G/F

Experience:
1L

2013-14 - FRESHMAN
  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • It was announced in May 2014 that he would transfer.
  • True freshman provided depth in the frontcourt and saw action in 25 games with one start.
  • Shot .400 from the field and averaged 1.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game.
  • Averaged 8.1 minutes off the bench in eight SEC appearances.
  • Had one rebound and an assist in the final minute of UT's third-round NCAA Tournament win over Mercer (3/23/14).
  • Saw late-game action during Tennessee's NCAA Tournament "First Four" win over Iowa, grabbing a rebound in the final minute (3/19/14).
  • Scored two points and had one rebound in Tennessee's home victory over Missouri (3/8/14).
  • Played an SEC-high 14 minutes in the win at Alabama (2/1/14), totaling one rebound, one assist and one steal.
  • Made his first career start when the Vols hosted Tennessee Tech (12/7/13), logging four points and two rebounds in the win.
  • Totaled six points and six rebounds (four offensive boards) against The Citadel (11/18/13).
  • Had two points, two rebounds and a block in seven minutes off the bench while making his college debut in the season-opener at Xavier (11/12/13).
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Graduated from Buford High School in Buford, Ga., where he was coached by Allen Whitehart.
  • As a senior in 2012-13, he led the Wolves to a 25-7 overall record (13-1 in region play) and the Class AAA state semifinals, where he scored a team-high 21 points in a loss to Savannah High.
  • Was a third-team selection on the 2012-13 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Team.
  • After transferring to Buford for the 2011-12 academic year, he was forced to sit out the first 14 games of his junior season while waiting to be cleared by the GHSA.
  • As a junior in the 2012 Region 6-AA semifinals, Davis powered Buford to a win over South Atlanta by scoring a career-high 32 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
  • He averaged 12.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game while leading the Wolves to a 22-8 record and the second round of the state playoffs as a junior.
  • Named one of GwinnettPrepSports.com's 2012 Basketball Super Six.
  • Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga., winning back-to-back AA state championships.
  • Participated at both the 2010 and 2011 National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va.
  • Played AAU ball with the Georgia Stars program, which was coached by William Steele.
PERSONAL
  • Full name is Antonio Lee Davis Jr.
  • Born March 15, 1995, in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Academic major: Management
  • Chose UT over Auburn, Clemson and Georgia Tech.
  • Parents are Antonio and Kendra Davis
  • His father, Antonio, played college basketball at UTEP and was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the 1990 NBA Draft (45th overall).
  • Antonio played 13 seasons in the NBA (with Indiana, Toronto, Chicago and New York) and was a 2001 NBA All-Star as a member of the Toronto Raptors.
  • Antonio also served as the president of the NBA Players Association and currently works as an NBA studio analyst for ESPN.
  • A.J.'s twin sister, Kaela, was ranked by espnW HoopGurlz 100 as the nation's No. 2 overall women's basketball prospect in the class of 2013 and signed with Georgia Tech.
  • Recipient of the Randall Keith Nutt Athletic Scholarship Endowment
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