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Recovered from gunshot wound, ex-Towson forward John Davis signs pro contract in Australia

Recovered from gunshot wound, ex-Towson forward John Davis signs pro contract in Australia
Towson forward John Davis during practice at Royal Farms Arena in 2015. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)

Former Towson forward John Davis has signed with the South East Australian Basketball League’s Luina Geelong Supercats, less than a year after a drive-by shooting ended his college basketball career.

On Feb. 11, Davis, then a senior, was shot in the knee while standing outside his home in South Philadelphia. The incident ended his Tigers career, the winningest four-year run in the program’s Division I era, but he recovered and impressed at the Aussie Basketball Combine in Philadelphia this September.

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“I can’t wait,” Davis, who leaves for Victoria next month, said in a release. “It’s a good feeling to be able to play again and get back on the court. It’s exciting because I believe I am back to 100 percent. It’s going to be fun playing with a team again.”

Davis was at the Tigers’ 73-62 win Sunday over the College of Charleston with his son, Bryce. Davis said in the release that since graduating, he has focused on getting stronger, improving his basketball skills and spending time with family.

A third-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection in 2014-15 and second-team pick in 2016-17, Davis finished his career with 1,117 career points (20th in program history) and 713 rebounds (seventh in program history). He is one of six players in program history to have amassed at least 1,000 career points and 700 rebounds.

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