Paul Davis (born July 21, 1984) is an American retired professional basketball player. Standing at 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), he played at the power forward and center positions.

Paul Davis
Paul Davis Wizards.jpg
Davis in October 2009
Personal information
Born (1984-07-21) July 21, 1984 (age 35)
Rochester, Michigan, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High schoolRochester (Rochester, Michigan)
CollegeMichigan State (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career2006–2016
PositionPower forward / Center
Number40, 9
Career history
20062009Los Angeles Clippers
2009Washington Wizards
2009–2010Maine Red Claws
2010Xacobeo Blu:Sens
2010–2012Cajasol Banca Cívica
2012–2016Khimki
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Early yearsEdit

Davis started his career at Reuther Middle School where his number has been retired.

Davis played for Rochester High School, earning Mr. Basketball of Michigan honors in 2002. As a center for the Michigan State Spartans, he finished the 2005 season as the NCAA Tournament's leading rebounder. Davis was ranked as the nation's number three center by Lindy's College Basketball and the nation's number five post man by Athlon Sports.

In his senior season, he averaged 17.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1 steal and 0.9 blocks, while also shooting 87% from the free-throw line, and was 6–19 from three-point territory. Paul finished his college career with 1,718 points.

On April 2, 2009, Paul appeared on the Bravo show Millionaire Matchmaker.[1]

Professional careerEdit

NBAEdit

On June 28, 2006, Davis was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2006 NBA draft with the 34th pick (4th pick of 2nd round).

After 2007–08 season, he became a restricted free agent. His rights were renounced by the Clippers, but on August 18, 2008, he was re-signed by the Clippers.[2] He was waived by the Clippers in January 2009.[3][4]

On September 25, 2009, Davis signed with the Washington Wizards. He was waived on November 11, 2009, when the Wizards signed guard Earl Boykins.[5]

European clubsEdit

On April 8, 2010, Davis signed with Xacobeo Blu:Sens, a Spanish ACB team.[6]

In September 2010 he signed with CB Cajasol Sevilla.[7] After two seasons at Seville, in May 2012 he signed a two-year deal with the Russian club BC Khimki, to join them for the EuroLeague competition.[8] In July 2014, he re-signed with Khimki for one more season.[9] On July 11, 2015, he signed another one-year extension with the club.[10]

On June 27, 2016, Davis announced his retirement from professional basketball due to constant injuries.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBAEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 L.A. Clippers 31 0 5.8 .423 .000 .700 1.4 .2 .2 .2 1.6
2007–08 L.A. Clippers 22 1 8.8 .369 .000 .600 2.1 .5 .3 .3 2.5
2008–09 L.A. Clippers 27 1 11.9 .408 .000 .794 2.5 .4 .4 .1 4.0
2009–10 Washington 2 0 4.0 .500 .000 .500 .0 1.5 .0 .5 2.5
Career 82 2 8.6 .402 .000 .732 1.9 .4 .3 .2 2.6

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2012–13 Khimki 23 2 19.6 .605 1.000 .855 5.5 1.3 .9 1.0 13.4 16.1
Career 23 2 19.6 .605 1.000 .855 5.5 1.3 .9 1.0 13.4 16.1

Domestic leaguesEdit

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Maine Red Claws D-League 16 28.5 .469 .000 .903 8.8 1.9 1.2 1.6 15.0
Xacobeo Blu:sens Liga ACB 6 23.8 .469 1.000 .833 7.7 1.3 1.3 .8 13.2
2010–11 Cajasol Banca Cívica 33 19.8 .542 -- .748 5.3 .6 1.5 .5 13.2
2011–12 31 21.5 .540 .000 .748 7.3 1.3 1.1 .4 14.1
2012–13 BC Khimki Russian PBL 7 13.0 .514 -- .750 3.7 .3 1.0 .9 7.6
VTB United League 20 18.6 .579 .000 .813 4.7 1.6 .7 .6 12.5
2013–14 4 16.3 .548 -- .875 4.8 1.5 .5 .5 10.3
2014–15 22 17.0 .575 .000 .870 4.1 1.5 1.0 .5 13.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Former Clipper Paul Davis appears on 'Millionaire Matchmaker' Archived April 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Clippers Sign Paul Davis". NBA.com. Retrieved August 18, 2008.
  3. ^ Clippers Waive Paul Davis and Fred Jones
  4. ^ Dillman, Lisa (January 6, 2009). "Clippers waive Fred Jones, Paul Davis; Cheikh Samb checks in". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 29, 2009.
  5. ^ Wizards sign guard Boykins
  6. ^ O Xacobeo Blu:sens ficha ao americano Paul Davis (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Cajasol Seville signed Paul Davis Archived July 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ BC Khimki adds Paul Davis
  9. ^ Khimki keeps big man Davis
  10. ^ "Khimki keep Paul Davis one more season". sportando.com. July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  11. ^ "Paul Davis retired at age 31". Eurohoops. June 27, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2016.

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