Well, that didn’t take long.
We knew Missouri would be looking to add a transfer point guard to shore up the ball handling on the roster next season, and it took less than a week for Cuonzo Martin and his staff to identify their man.
Wisconsin Green Bay transfer Amari Davis was Freshman of the Year in the Horizon League, and catapulted that production into his sophomore season. After averaging over 17 points per game, he bet on himself and entered the portal.
Missouri offered yesterday, and Davis liked what he’d heard enough to commit today.
Let’s Meet Amari Davis
- From: Trotwood, OH
- Previous School: UW-Green Bay by way of Trotwood-Madison HS
- Position: Point Guard
- Ht/Wt: 6’3, 170
⚜️ Available Transfer ⚜️— Transfer Tapes (@TransferTapes) February 28, 2021
**3 Years of Eligibility Remaining**
17 PPG | 3.7 RPG | 2 APG | 42 FG%
61st% in Overall Defense per Synergy@Amari937 #transferportal #transfertapes pic.twitter.com/WdQb9GjUgN
The highlights, like most highlights, look good. We’ll dive deeper into the tape but he looks quick and explosive and can certainly score the ball.
What they’re saying:
From the article in the Green Bay Press Gazette when he transferred:
The 6-foot-3 Davis would have been in good position to become UWGB’s all-time leading scorer had he opted to play his final three seasons with the Phoenix.
The Ohio native averaged 17.2 points this season and was a second-team all-conference pick in the Horizon.
Davis scored 955 points his first two years and needed to average 444 points in each of his final three years to break Tony Bennett’s program-record 2,285 points set from 1988 to 1992.
Davis was asked in January about entering the portal after the season.
Right now, I’m with Green Bay,” he said at the time. “I’m sticking with the team, sticking with my brothers. Any other team comes at me, I’m not thinking about that right now.”
Davis was recruited to Green Bay by former UWGB coach Linc Darner. When Darner was fired in May and replaced by Will Ryan, everyone waited to see if Davis would transfer.
He eventually announced his return to Green Bay for a second season.
“Although we are disappointed to see Amari exit the Green Bay program and enter the transfer portal, we wholeheartedly respect his decision,” Ryan said. “We communicated today, and he expressed his appreciation to myself and the staff for helping him evolve both as a player and person.”
“Amari feels that he can take what he has learned the past seven months and translate that to a higher level. We wish him the best of luck.”
Missouri has landed Green Bay transfer Amari Davis. He averaged 17.5 points on 42% shooting last season. Cuonzo Martin and the staff have been on this one since he entered the portal, plus, they offered yesterday.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) March 26, 2021
We’ll obviously have more reaction in the coming days, but until then Welcome to Mizzou, Amari! And M-I-Z!