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Dwayne Davis is the BCLA best scorer

MIAMI (USA) - With 161 points in seven games, Dwayne Davis is the best scorer of the Basketball Champions League Americas in its first season. At 6ft 5in, he plays the small forward position and averages 23.0 points per game. Along with his scoring ability we must acknowledge his contribution of 4.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

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Born on November 27th, 1989 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dwayne Davis averaged 29.6 minutes in seven BCLA games with Instituto (Cordoba, Argentina) until he was replaced by Germain Jordan at the end of January 2020 in an unexpected move. He immediately signed with Aguada (Montevideo) to play in the Uruguayan Basketball League.

Davis had a difficult childhood: his mother died when he was 13 years old, his father wasn't involved in his life and his stepfather lacked the income to offer much support. Dwayne had to assume much of the responsibility and had to find work at a local toy store to make money for his two small siblings. Basketball quickly became a release for him as he honed his shooting skills in the snow-covered Philadelphia playgrounds.

Davis managed to become the first person in his family to finish high school (Strawberry Mansion). He then received a scholarship from the University of Southern Mississippi with the opportunity to play Division I basketball. After his college career he entered the 2013 NBA Draft, but went undrafted, he moved to Europe and began to play basketball there: UCAM Murcia (Spain), ASA Koroivos (Greece) and Aurora Basket (Italy).

 

He placed second among the top scorers for Jezreel de Jesus (Real Esteli, Nicaragua), with 154 total points and an average of 22.0 per game. The guard was one of the leaders of the revelation team and Real Esteli finished first in Group D but were then knocked out by Instituto in the Quarterfinals

When you talk about good performances of the team, De Jesus said: "We’re a very united team that always wants to win and wants to keep improving. I bring leadership to the team and energy to the offense."

 

The Top 10 point scorers also feature: Brandon Robinson (Quimsa) with 149, Danilo Fuzaro (Mogi) with 129, David Jackson (Franca) with 124, Nicolas Romano (Instituto) with 111, Luciano Gonzalez (San Lorenzo) with 109, Lucas Dias (Franca) with 108, Rafael Hettsheimeir (Franca) with 104, and Martin Cuello (Instituto) with 103.

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