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2017-18 Season Preview: Ar’Mond Davis

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Ar’Mond Davis showed his ability at times on both ends of the court of the Crimson Tide last year but the senior will need to show more consistency to find minutes in this year’s rotation.

Davis, a native of Tacoma, Wash., came to the University of Alabama in 2016 as one of the nation’s top junior college players from the College of Southern Idaho. He was listed as the No. 6 JUCO player overall and No. 3 shooting guard, after turning in 17.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per matchup during his two years (2014-16) under head coach Jared Phay. 

In 32 games for the Crimson Tide, Davis was tied for fourth on the team in three-pointers made (32) and third in three-point shot attempted (120). His 193 total points was good for seventh on the roster, while his free-throw percentage of 81.8% led the program in its 19-15 run to the National Invitational Tournament.

The 6-foot-6, 193-pounder finished with 10 double-digit scoring performances – including a career day versus South Carolina as he recorded 19 points on six of 12 shooting from the field in 38 minutes. Alabama went onto win that matchup 90-86 in quadruple overtime back on Feb. 7.

Overall, he averaged 6 points and 1.5 rebounds in logging 13.8 minutes per game. 

Davis’ efficiency from the field and three-point range are crucial areas for improvement. He shot just 33.2 percent from the field, while hitting only 26.7 percent from beyond the arc last year. 

He carried exceptional play in spades for both aspects at Southern Idaho, making 45 percent of his attempts from the field and 38.5 percent from three in his final season. Finding his game and generating chances in huge spots will the questions for Davis to answer in the coming weeks. 

Stephen M. Smith covers Alabama men’s basketball for Bama Hoops Hype. You can like him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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