UCF Basketball Preview: Wings

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Donnie Jones stressed this preseason that the his UCF Knights wanted to focus on two things in recruiting to elevate their play this season; getting bigger and more athletic. That is clearly evident with Shaheed Davis returning and the arrival of transfer A.J. Davis and freshman Chad Brown.

Let’s take a better look at the forwards on this roster.


#33 Shaheed Davis

Senior

Forward

6-9 • 210

Warren, Ohio

E. Florida State

2014-2015 (Junior)

-Appeared in 24 games and made six starts in first season at UCF.

-Averaged 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

-First career start came vs. Bethune-Cookman (11/30).

-Posted a double-double in his first game as a Knight with 11 points and 13 rebounds in win over Stetson (11/16).

– Named to the American Weekly Honor Roll for his performance vs. Stetson.

Prior to UCF

-Played two seasons of junior college basketball before signing with the Knights.

-Went to Polk State College in Winter Haven as a freshman.

-Played sophomore season at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne.

-Averaged 11 points, five rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game at EFSC.

-Helped lead EFSC to a 24-7 overall record and the conference title.


#3 A.J. Davis

r-Sophomore

Guard/Forward

6-9 • 215

Atlanta, Ga.

Tennessee

2014-15 (Sophomore)

-Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.

2013-14 (Freshman)

-Saw action in 25 games with one start at University of Tennessee.

-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.

High School

-Graduated from Buford High School in Buford, Ga.

-As a senior in 2012-13, he led the Wolves to a 25-7 overall record and the Class AAA state semifinals, where he scored a team-high 21 points.

-Was a third-team selection on the 2012-13 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Team.


#21 Chad Brown

Freshman

Forward

6-9 • 230

Deltona, Fla.

Deltona HS

High School

-Played at Deltona High School in Deltona, Fla.

-Rated as a four star prospect by Scout.com.

-Scored 14.7 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked 9.4 shots per game as a senior at Deltona.

-Helped lead Deltona to the Class 6A Regional Finals.

-It was the program’s first trip to the Elite Eight.

-Named Third Team All-Arena selection by Orlando Sentinel.

-Also earned First Team All-Area accolades from Daytona Beach News-Journal.