Marquis Davis is the new kid on the block. And the best way to fit in is to play well.
Let’s just say that Davis has done an admirable job of ingratiating himself to his Lebanon Valley College men’s basketball teammates.
Davis’ potential and importance to the Flying Dutchmen were never more evident than they were on Wednesday evening at Lou Sorrentino Gymnasium. Davis turned in his best Flying Dutchmen performance to date, during a 78-55 whipping of Widener.
The junior point guard poured in a game-high 21 points on seven-for-ten shooting from the floor, a total that included six three-point field goals. In addition, Davis dished out a pair of assists, came up with a steal and overall played well defensively.
A transfer from Randolph-Macon, Davis’ ‘threes’ were timely in that they came when Lebanon Valley was extending its lead. Not only does Davis give the Flying Dutchmen a reliable third scoring option, he is also a calming influence on the Flying Dutchmen from his point guard position.
Davis was a three-year captain at Toms River South High School in New Jersey.
– Jeff Falk