Longtime national team member Bennett Davis announced his retirement from the game of basketball this week. Davis had an 11-year career that spanned 10 countries around the globe.
“Eleven years pro and 16 plus years of blood, sweat and tears,” Davis said in a Facebook post.
“It’s been a journey full of ups, downs and fun all rolled into one. I’ve been blessed to represent my country ‘The Bahamas’ and play all over the world providing for my family through basketball.
“Unfortunately, the accumulation of small injuries has finally taken its toll; so, at the age of 34 years young I bow out gracefully.”
Davis played his final season with MAFC Budapest of the Hungarian Basketball League, the highest-level league of basketball in the country and his second stint in Hungary. He averaged 14 points and 7.9 rebounds per game through 16 contests.
Prior to turning pro in 2008, Davis played collegiately with Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In four seasons with the Northeastern Huskies, Davis averaged 9.6 points and 6.15 rebounds per game. He shot 44.5 per cent from the floor, and 32.9 per cent from three-point range. Davis started 102 of 123 games for the Huskies, never missing a game.
After leaving college, Davis was drafted by Utah Flash of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) D-League in the third round with the 41st pick overall. He is a former Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Defensive Player of the Year, receiving that honour in 2013.