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Record: 13-9 (7-4 A-10)
Points per game: 71.8
Rebounds per game: 34.5
Assists per game: 15.1
Points allowed: 64.1
Top Performers 2020-21:
Points per game: Kellan Grady (17.1)
Assists per game: Carter Collins (2.7)
Field goal percentage: Luka Brajkovic (53.6)
Who steps up as the leader for Davidson?
Kellan Grady hit the transfer portal and eventually decided to commit to Kentucky. Averaging 17.1 points per game to lead the team, Davidson will be looking for another play to step up and lead the charge. One player that could be the answer is Hyunjung Lee, a 6’7 junior that started 22 games last year and averaged 29.9 minutes, 13.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and shot 50.8 percent from the floor and 44.2 percent from three.
Wildcats will have good size with more experience
Forwards Luka Brajkovic and Sam Mennenga both return with more experience under their belt. Both started over 20 games last year, with Brajkovic averaging nearly 11 points and six rebounds, shooting nearly 54 percent from the floor. Mennenga, a redshirt sophomore, hopes to take the right steps and improve in areas, being more of an offensive threat and shooting better than 37 percent from the floor. Junior David Kristensen should provide depth with his 6’10 frame, while senior Nelson Boachie-Yiadom should also help as well.
New names joining the program
The first player you look at is actually a transfer in 6’0 guard Foster Joyer, who has experience of playing high-level basketball. Coming from Michigan State in which he appeared in 19 games (started seven) last year, Loyer could be a critical piece in helping replace the production at the guard position. Last year, he averaged 16 minutes, 4.2 points, and 2.3 assists per game. The Wildcats will also bring in freshmen Desmond Watson, Chris Ford, and Styrmir Thrastarson, all of which bring good size (all over 6’5) and can help in multiple areas.