Pro basketball players Munnings, Davis headed to new clubs in France

As of Friday, July 15, 2022






#Tribune Sports Reporter

#A PAIR of national team members from the recent FIBA World Cup ‘23 Americas Qualifiers will head to new locations when they resume their pro careers in Europe.

#Travis Munnings and Radshad Davis recently inked new deals with their respective clubs in France for the 2022-23 season.

#Munnings is headed to Boulazac Basket Dordogne of the French ProB League for his fourth season of pro basketball.

#Boulazac finished 13th in league standings last year at 13-19.

#Munnings previously played in France when he made his pro debut with La Rochelle Stade Rochelais of France’s NM1 League. He averaged 17.5 points, eight rebounds and 3.8 assists per game in his brief stint with the club.

#The following year, he moved to Portugal’s Liga Portuguesa de Basquetbol (LPB) and averaged 12.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game for UD Oliveirense. He helped lead the club to a 19-7 regular season record and quarterfinal berth. The following offseason he made the move to Benfica.

#Munnings spent last season with Sporting Lisboa Benfica and helped the club complete a dominant season in Portugal’s Liga Portuguesa de Basquetbol (LPB) with the 2022 championship title.

#Benfica completed the regular season as the top overall seed at 24-4 and had an 8-1 run throughout the playoffs.

#In 30 games, Munnings averaged 7.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 60 percent from the field and 30 percent from beyond the arch.

#In FIBA EuroCup play, Benfica finished just short of the quarterfinals in Group K.

#In 14 EuroCup Games he averaged 8.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

#Davis will be headed to France for the first time and will join Vendee Challans Basket of the NM1 League.

#The club finished 7-5 last season in Group C.

#Davis spent his first pro season last year with Decolor Fundacion Globalcaja La Roda in the LEB Silver League.

#The LEB Silver is the third tier in the Spanish basketball league system, after the Liga ACB and LEB Gold.

#In 26 games, he averaged 13 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. La Roda finished sixth in the East Division at 14-12.

#At the national team level, both players recently helped The Bahamas advance to the second round of FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers for the first time in history. The Bahamas clinched qualification with a 97-80 win over the US Virgin Islands on July 1. Davis finished with 12 points off the bench while Munnings scored 10.

#In six games of the three qualifying windows, Munnings averaged 10 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. Davis played in four games of the qualifying windows and averaged 6.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

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