Business is thriving for Davis & Sons at Detroit Mercy

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Photo courtesy of Detroit Mercy.

Detroit Mercy coasted past Robert Morris in the Horizon League opener behind a record 46 points from Antoine Davis.

Detroit Mercy junior guard Antoine Davis put on a record setting performance in the opening game of the Horizon League conference tournament with 46 points and 10 three-pointers made (both of which are Horizon League postseason records) and helped his team to a 83-73 win over Robert Morris.

Davis was 16 for 26 from the field which included 10 of 16 from behind the arc. Scoring 46 points has jumped Davis into a tie for the No.1 scorer in college basketball with Iowa’s Luka Garza at 24.3 points per game.

Davis is the son of head coach Mike Davis who has been in charge at Detroit Mercy since the start of the 2018-19 season. Prior to Detroit, Davis was the head coach at Texas Southern for six years which included four NCAA tournament appearances. From 2006 to 2012 he was also the head coach at UAB but he is perhaps best known for his time in charge of the Indiana Hoosiers from 2000 to 2006 where he led them to the 2002 NCAA championship game vs. Maryland.

Coming out of high school, the younger Davis was rated as a 3-star recruit and originally committed to play for Houston. However, once his father announced he had taken the job in Detroit the younger Davis followed him to Motown.

Since then, Davis has been named First Team All-Horizon League in three consecutive seasons as well as being the conference Freshman of the Year for 2018-19.

There is also a third Davis involved in the success of Detroit Mercy this season in assistant coach Mike Davis Jr.

Junior played his college ball under his father at both Indiana and UAB and he’s in his third season as an assistant in Detroit after spending six years at Texas Southern under his Dad.

Its been said that family is not an important thing; its everything.

Davis and Sons will now travel to face Northern Kentucky on Tuesday for their second round match up in hopes of continuing their family affair in the Horizon League tournament.