Robert Davis enters his senior season of collegiate basketball... he played his freshman season at LMU prior to playing at Chandler Gilbert Junior College his sophomore year... returned to LMU to play the most minutes on the team... was asked to do a lot of things for the Lions last season... with another recruiting class and more depth, should allow more rest and reduce extended minutes... little inconsistent with perimeter shooting even though he led the team with 46 three-pointers... has been plagued with a bad lower back that has limited his effectiveness much of his college career... off-season strength training and flexibility work have helped and he should come back to have an outstanding senior season... had an effective spring and will need to keep working on long range jump shot to get it where he wants it to be... he has given Aggers the flexibility to play him at the small forward position when the team goes to a smaller lineup... will also play the off-guard position when the Lions go with a bigger lineup... continues to improve at ball handling and dribbling skills to be a more effective guard player.
2001-02 Game Capsules
GAME CAPSULE...SAM - Earned started and played 22 minutes...scored 10 points (4-of-8)...MVSU - started and played 27 minutes....scored 10 points...(2-of-5 3-point line)...ISU - played 13 minutes in third start...had two rebounds and one assist...CSF - earned fourth start with 16 minutes...had two points...UCI - earned fifth start...scoring four points in 21 minutes....TAM - came off bench to play 20 minutes....scored 14 points (5-for-6)...UCSB - another solid game off bench with 28 minutes and 16 points...was 9-for-13 from free throw line...SAC - provided spark off bench for first double-double, scoring 10 points with career-high 14 rebounds...added two assists...UNLV - led team with 18 points off the bench...played 22 minutes...added four rebounds and was 2-for-3 from 3-point line...LBS - came off the bench to score 10 points in 24 minutes...had two assists and a steal...USC - came off the bench for 11 points in 24 minutes...had four rebounds...MON - had three points and two rebounds in 15 minutes....OCC - played 18 minutes with a three-pointer and three reb...PSU - played 21 minutes off the bench and scored 11 points...added six boards and four assists...USF - played 17 minutes with two boards...SMC - scored five points and had six rebounds in 23 minutes...POR - had seven points and four rebounds in 23 minutes...GON - played 17 minutes...scored five points with three rebounds...USD - scored six points with nine boards in 24 minutes...had a steal and an assist...SCU - played 19 minutes...scored 12 points with two rebounds and a steal...PEP - played 21 minutes...had two assists and a steal...PEP - earned sixth start of the season...led team for the second time in scoring with 18 points...was 3-for-5 from 3-point line...played season-high 30 minutes...SMC - earned seventh start...played 29 minutes with seven points and three rebounds...USF - earned eighth start...played 25 minutes with 14 points and eight boards...was 6-for-6 from free throw line...GON - earned ninth start and played 36 minutes...had three points and two rebounds...was 0-for-7 from field...POR - scored seven points (3-of-11) in 10th start...played 29 minutes...SCU - started 11th game...played 24 minutes with three steals and two points...added three rebounds and an assist...USD - did not play due to ankle injury, his first missed game in LMU career...GON - earned 12th start and played 18 minutes...had four points and three rebounds.
2000-01 at LMU
In his junior campaign, Davis didn?t take long to readjust to the Division I collegiate level, leading the Lions in scoring with 11.9 points per game in the 2000-01 season... he finished 11th in the West Coast Conference in scoring, and led the team in scoring 10 of its 28 games...was tops on the team with 19 games in double figures...he was also in the top 10 in conference rankings in field-goal percentage, with a .388 average, and in three-point field goals made, ranking sixth with 1.64 per game... he set career highs in 11 categories in 2000-01, including points in a game (21 vs. USC) and minutes played (38 vs. Cal State Fullerton)... he finished the season leading the team in minutes played with 29.9 per game and in starts with 26...in only the third game of the season against USC (11/25/00) he set a career high with 21 points and played the most minutes for the Lions with 35...he was 9-of-15 from the field, including a 2-of-5 effort from the three-point line... against Colorado (11/28/00) he played another 34 minutes in the start... he hit 4-of-5 three-pointers, all in the first half to finish with 14 points... he added three assists and two steals... he continued his hot start against Idaho State (12/2/00), leading the team with 15 points, and showing his versatility with seven rebounds, three assists and a steal... the minutes continued to rack up for the junior against CS Fullerton (12/5/00) as he had a career high 38 minutes, scoring 10 points with four assists, three steals and three rebounds... he was 4-of-4 from the free-throw line...he led team with 14 points (tied with Pablo Machado) against Portland State (12/16/00)...he added five rebounds while taking 12 shots from the field (10 three-point attempts, a career high)... he once again led the team in scoring with 18 against Long Beach State (12/18/00), including a career high five three-pointers in nine attempts... scored a team-high 17 points at UCSB (12/30/00)... in addition, he tied a career high with eight rebounds, going 5-of-10 from the field, 2-of-4 from the three-point line and hit 5-of-6 free throws...he scored 14 points with four assists and seven rebounds against UNLV (1/3/01)...he continued his hot rebounding streak with eight more against San Diego State (1/6/01), scoring nine points in the process... to open conference play against San Diego (1/12/01), he played 32 minutes and was 3-of-5 from the three-point line, his fourth game with three or more three-pointers...he finished with 13 points and was 4-of-4 from free-throw line... continued to rack up the minutes with 34 minutes the following day against Santa Clara (1/13/01), scoring 14 points and adding his fifth game with three or more three-pointers (4-of-9)... scored 14 more points for the Lions against Pepperdine (1/17/01) in Gersten Pavilion, hitting 6-of-16 shots...he would score a team-high 16 against San Francisco (1/27/01), hitting 7-of-11 from the field...he played 35 minutes against Gonzaga (2/3/01), scoring 10 points ... played team-high 34 minutes with 10 more points and seven rebounds against Santa Clara (2/8/01)... led team with 14 points against San Diego (2/10/01), going 5-for-6 from free throw line and 4-for-10 from the field... played 35 minutes to lead the Lions in Spokane against Gonzaga (2/15/01), scoring a team high 13 points... he had 34 more minutes against Portland (2/17/01)... he led the team with 17 points and was 6-for-9 from the field... against Santa Clara (3/3/01) in the WCC Tournament quarterfinals led the team with 14 points and was 6-for-11 from the field.
Transferred to Chandler Gilbert Junior College in Arizona for a season... led the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference in scoring with 26.2 points per game... as the league leader, he earned first-team All-Conference honors.
1998-99 at LMU
Played in 26 of the team?s 27 games through the season... shot 38.5 percent from the field (57-148) and from the three-point line (35-91) on the season... averaged a solid 7.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per tilt while playing an average of 12.6 minutes per game... recorded 15 steals and 13 assists while playing exclusively as a shooting guard... scored in double figures nine times during the season... tallied a career-high 17 points in the team?s 92-67 loss at UCLA (12-29-98)... hit 4-of-10 from the field, 3-of-6 from three-point range and 6-of-7 from the line against the Bruins... registered a career-high eight rebounds while totaling 11 points at San Francisco (2-19-99)... made two starts during the season, his first collegiate start at home against Pacific (12-12-98)... enjoyed an eight-game stretch at the end of season that saw him average 9.75 ppg (78 points)... recorded a string of four games scoring in double figures late in the campaign...top games included his first collegiate appearance, where he provided a nice spark after finishing with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field...against San Diego State (12-5-98) he scored 10 of his career-high 12 total points in the first period... shot an individual team-high 71.4 percent from the field (5-7) and nailed two three's... hauled in four rebounds in just eight total minutes off the bench... .at USC (12-9-98) he finished with eight points and a career-high seven rebounds... posted two steals and hit 3-of-5 from the free-throw line... against Pacific (12-12-98) finished with eight points and two rebounds... shot 4-of-6 from the free-throw line... he went on to break his career scoring mark against Xavier (12-21-98) as he hit for a career-high and team-leading 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field... against rival Pepperdine (2-3-99) he had another hot night finishing with 16 points, one shy of his career-high (17)... converted 4-of-5 from three-point range (four three's tied a career-high set at Xavier on Dec. 21)...against Pepperdine (2-6-99) he scored in double-figures for the third-consecutive game after totaling 10 points.
A 1998 graduate of Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, AZ... was tabbed a Street & Smith honorable mention All-American following his senior campaign... earned all-state, All-Phoenix Metro first-team, and All-East Valley first-team honors as a junior and senior prep... was named the All-East Valley Player of the Year in 1997 and 1998... set the school record in 1996-97 with 84 three-pointers...he had a 19.6 ppg scoring average as a junior... that year, he converted 197-of-552 from the field... connected on 84-of-263 from beyond the three-point line and hit 89-of-145 from the free-throw line... totalled 160 rebounds in 1996-97, while dishing out 38 assists, collecting 66 steals and blocking six shots... as as senior prep, he averaged a career-high 22.7 points per game after scoring 545 total points...hit 170-of-424 from the field, 68-of-209 from the three-point line, and 133-of-198 from the charity stripe... recorded 68 assists, 48 steals and blocked four shots as a senior... scored a total of 1123 points as a prep, while finishing with 152 three-pointers, and 302 total rebounds... coach was Sam Antcliff.
Born July 24, 1980 in San Jose, Calif... he is the son of Robert Davis and Lynda Stigars... guardians are Jimmy and MaryAnn Gonzales... has one brother, Ronnell, and one sister, Latecea... loves to go fishing and camping...chose LMU because it?s a great school... his father was a former football player at Grambling State... major is communications... Full Name: Robert Wesley Davis, Jr.
Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 1999.. 26-2 328/12.6 57-148 .385 35-91 .385 35-55 .636 22-39 61 2.3 30-0 13 29 0 15 184/7.1 2001.. 28-26 837/29.9 112-289 .388 46-136 .338 63-86 .733 37-80 117 4.2 58-1 66 73 2 21 333/11.9 2002.. 28-12 630/22.5 68-204 .333 20-86 .233 56-83 .675 38-62 100 3.6 49-0 37 40 3 23 212/7.6 TOTAL. 82-40 1795/21.9 237-641 .370 101-313 .323 154-224 .688 97-181 278 3.4 137-1 116 142 5 59 729/8.9
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