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Daejon Davis

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named as one of 18 finalists for the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team on June 12, 2016.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA U16 National Team training camp.
  • Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team on May 26, 2015.

High School honors

  • All-Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Tournament second team (2015).
  • All-Metro League second team (2015).
  • All-Metro League honorable mention (2014).
  • D1 Bound Christmas Classic All-Tournament first team (2014).

High School Notes

  • Transferred to Garfield High School (Wash.), and teamed up with Jaylen Nowell as a junior in 2015-16 to help Garfield to a 26-3 record, the 2016 Metro League Tournament, SeaKing District 2 Tournament titles and a third-place finish in the 2016 Washington Class 3A State Tournament.
  • Tied for the lead in the 2016 Washington 3A Tournament for assists (4.0 apg.) and steals (3.3 spg.); dished out six assists and had five steals in the consolation game.
  • Attended Lakeside High School (Wash.), where he averaged 20.1 ppg., 11.0 rpg. and 3.3 apg. in 2014-15 as the Lions finished with a 23-8 record and a fourth-place finish in the 2015 WIAA state tournament.
  • Posted 27 points and 13 rebounds versus Rogers High School in the 2015 WIAA regionals and was named Seattle Times Player of the Week.
  • The 23 victories in 2014-15 were the second-most in program history.
  • Is the all-time single-season rebounding leader at Lakeside after hauling in 342 boards in 2014-15.
  • As a freshman in 2013-14, averaged 12.0 ppg., 7.4 rpg., 2.7 apg. and 2.0 spg.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Christina Davis; has one brother, Brian Shannon, and two sisters, Christina Shannon and Kamari Thompson.
  • Nickname is “Jon Jon.”
  • As a freshman in 2013, was a member of his school’s varsity football team, which won the academic state championship as the team with the highest overall GPA.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 5.
  • Favorite USA National Team athlete: LeBron James.
  • Plans on majoring in: business.
  • Favorite Twitter account: @UberFacts.
  • Favorite superhero: Spider-Man.
  • Top four movies of all time: “Drumline,” “The Goonies,” “Friday” and “X-Men.”
  • Favorite non-sports website: YouTube.com.
  • Favorite sports website: ESPN.com.
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: pasta.
  • Favorite app: Instagram.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: history.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: LeBron James.
  • Favorite basketball team: Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Favorite Olympian: LeBron James.
  • Best player ever faced: Jamal Crawford.
  • Last book read for pleasure: “The Hunger Games.
  • Would compare his game to: nobody. He “plays like Daejon Davis.”
  • Away from the court, enjoys: sleeping, hanging out and playing golf.
  • Most people don’t know: he likes soccer and to play golf.
  • Superstitious about: wearing tribal pattern socks when he plays basketball.
  • Has never traveled outside the United States.
  • Twitter: @DaejonDavis

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