By RENALDO DORSETT
CONSTANTLY on the move, the latest stop on Bennet Davis’ pro basketball venture sees him continue his career in France for the second consecutive season.
Davis has helped his Union Basket Chartes Metropole club to an 8-11 record thus far with 14.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
In his latest outing, Davis finished with a game high 17 points and season high 18 rebounds in his team’s 79-69 win over Angers BC on Sunday.
The veteran forward set the tone with a 20-point, six-rebound, five-assist performance in the season opener and has been the team’s second leading scorer thus far.
Some of his top performances include 24 points and 11 rebounds against Vitre, 23 points against La Rochelle and 27 points against Maurienne.
In his first season with the club last season, Davis averaged 13 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
Davis spent parts of the previous season with three clubs, Kaposvari KK of the Hungarian NBIA (19 games), KK Zadar of the Croatian A-1 Liga (4 games), and GreenTops Netanya of the Israeli Premier League (11 games).
For the year he averaged 9.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. He had his most productive stint with Kaposvari where he averaged 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
In the 2012-13 season, Davis suited up for Marso NYKK in Hungary where he averaged 16.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. He has also played professionally in Finland (KTP), Japan (Niigata Albirex), Spain (Palencia) and most notably, with the Utah Flash of the NBA’s Developmental League.
Davis briefly flirted with an NBA contract when he was called up by the New Jersey Nets prior to the 2009-10 season. He appeared in a single preseason game, totalled a single rebound in just four minutes of action against the New York Knicks and was waived.
His most notable D-League achievement came when he was named to the NBA D-League’s Select team which competed against some of the league’s best rookies and young talent at the 2010 Las Vegas Summer League.
After graduating on the University of Northeastern in 2007 where he averaged 15 points, 6.6 rebounds 2.2 assists and 2.1 blocks per game, he began his professional career with Maccabi Ironi Ramat Gan in Israel where he averaged 7.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
He was drafted by the Flash in 2008 and in his initial season with the Flash, Davis started just 14 games and averaged 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds.
In his sophomore campaign, he doubled productivity in both areas with averages of 13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 41 per cent from the field.
Union Basket Chartes Metropole is a club in the France Championship Men National Basketball 1, also known as the NM1. It is the third level of French basketball behind the Pro A and Pro B. The NM1 is the highest division only managed by the French Federation Basketball.