"Up Close" with Justin Davis
Justin Davis, the tallest player on Florida Atlantic's roster at 6'-10", 250 lb, arrived in Boca Raton in 2007 after a one year stint in Macon, GA at Mercer University.
Originally from Jacksonville, FL, the center played at Episcopal High School where he averaged 20 points, and 11.6 rebounds per game as a senior.
Davis sat out his first year as an Owl due to NCAA transfer rules, then faced injury early last season thereafter before finally getting onto the court to account for 37 rebounds and seven blocks - in an average of 7.3 minutes per contest - and enjoy a career high six point performance against Arkansas State.
This year, Coach Mike Jarvis said he want's to see Davis utilize his size better and be more of a presence down low on defense to make it more difficult for opposing big men.
"I want to see Justin play like he’s 6’-10”...with more space between his man", said Jarvis.
During his senior year in high school, he participated in a basketball camp in the Dominican Republic that benefited underprivileged children.
"They have nothing, so it meant a lot", said Davis.
Davis recently sat down with us for "Up Close".
What is your Favorite Book?
"The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"
What is your Favorite Movie?
Who is your current off the court role model?
"My fraternity adviser, Glenn Holkomb."
How long have you been playing basketball?
What are you most proud of?
"My accomplishments off the court, doing well in school and still being able to play basketball."
What is your major?
What is your Faith?
Other than FAU, what schools did you consider?
"Mercer, Lafayette University, Howard University, Virginia Commonwealth, University of West Florida, Washington University, and Emory University. "
What aspect of your game do you feel is your strength?
"I would probably say my post defense."
What aspect of your game do you feel is your weakness?
"My complete offensive game."
Besides basketball, what brought you to FAU?
"To be honest, it was just strictly basketball. I had never heard of FAU, but I knew who he (Jarvis) was."
What do you want FAU fans to know about you personally?
"I am in the process of applying to law school right now, so hopefully one day soon I will be a tax attorney." "My sister and I have a dog named Jazz."
What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"To come in, work hard, and contribute where I can."
Our next player's high school coach told the local media he had never seen a better game played in "The Dog House" against arch rival Fulton High.
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