Not many people were surprised by Julius Mays’ decision to transfer. That was not the case with Josh Davis. He had come to campus, excelled in his role as a hustle player during his freshman year, and seemed content. Apparently that wasn’t the case.
I’m not sure yet if Davis’ decision is based solely on his playing time situation for next year of if there is something else going on here. I feel like he still would have gotten minutes regardless of how many Leslie, Harrow and Brown got. It’s not like those three guys are going to play 35 a night. There would have been a place for him in the rotation. It might not have been as big as 2009-2010, but he would have played.
I do think Davis can transfer to a smaller school and make an instant impact. It will be interesting to watch his career and see how he develops on the offensive end of the court.
NC State head coach Sidney Lowe announced today that forward Josh Davis has decided to transfer from NC State.
Davis played in 31 games this past season, including a pair of ACC starts, but did not see action the final five games of the season. The local product from Athens Drive High School averaged 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game as a freshman.
“Josh was one of the hardest workers we had this past season,” said Lowe. “Whenever he was inserted into the game something positive seemed to happen. Josh just expressed to me that he feels like he could have better opportunities at another school. We wish him nothing but the best.”
Lowe also announced that guard Julius Mays has decided to transfer. Mays reached the decision a few weeks ago, but wanted to complete his spring semester at NC State before an announcement was made.
“We appreciate the time and effort that Julius put in with us during his time here, both on and off the court,” said Lowe. “We sat down and talked for a long time after the season, and he feels he might be able to find some better opportunities closer to home. I wish him nothing but the best.”
During his two seasons at NC State, Mays played in 58 games and made six starts as the Pack’s back-up point guard both seasons. He averaged 4.7 points in 17.2 minutes of action, and hit 85.7 percent (78-91) of his career free throw attempts.
Davis has not indicated where he will transfer, while according to the Dayton Daily News, Mays will transfer to Wright State.