Can Dijon Davis, who has finished adapting to the KBL stage, become DB’s savior?
Dijon Davis (24, 201cm), who is positioned as Wonju DB’s new weapon, scored 19 points, including 3 3-pointers, in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Suwon KT held at Wonju Sports Complex on the 23rd. presented.
Davis debuted on the KBL stage as메이저놀이터 a substitute for Malcolm Thomas against KT on the 1st (Wednesday) and recorded a double-double (13 points and 11 rebounds) from his first game. Davis’ performance in the first game was enough to instill anticipation as it was a DB that had lost all of Thomas’ 6 games.
However, contrary to DB’s expectations, Davis’ presence was insignificant in the following five games. Except for the match against KCC (16 points), he only scored in single digits, and played less time.
Following Dewan Hernandez, Demetrius Treadwell, and Malcolm Thomas, even Davis, the card of conversion, seemed to be in vain, but looking at the recent performance, it is safe to say that it was DB’s last shot.
Davis, who led the win streak with 19 points and 9 rebounds in the game against Carrot, scored 13 and 19 points in the LG and KT games, respectively. Above all, the offensive option that does not cover the inside and outside with an average 3-point shot success rate of 44.4% (8/18) in 3 games is shining.
Acting coach Kim Joo-seong said after the KT match, “(Dijon) Davis’ condition is getting better and better. During practice, the shooting parabola and movement in the attack were definitely revived. He thinks that it took him a little while to get used to the ball he used before and KBL’s. He expressed satisfaction with Davis’ performance, saying, “Thanks to Davis playing an active role regardless of my periphery like today (24th), the movements of other players are improving as well.”
“Lenard Freeman is a player who mainly plays under the goal. Prior to Davis, it was difficult to get into the paint zone if Freeman was blocked, but now there are new options. Even today, when Freeman was blocked by Ha Yoon-ki or Jones, Davis went in and dispersed the defense to the outside and scored a goal.”
Although the season is not yet over, it is safe to say that Acting Manager Kim Joo-seong’s selection of foreign players has been right. This is because Davis, who joined in place of Thomas, who failed in six matches, is leading the team’s upward trend with 5 wins and 4 losses in 9 matches, including 4 consecutive wins.
Will Davis be able to hit the finish line with DB, which is struggling to advance into the PO? Davis is going to continue his good condition against the gas corporation on the upcoming 25th (Sat).