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Scorchers add newcomer Stanley Davis to 2021-22 roster

Surrey Scorchers today announced their first signing for the forthcoming 2021-22 season in the form of newcomer Stanley Davis.

The 22-year-old makes his debut in the British Basketball League after a season in European side Vllaznia Shkoda in the Albania Superleague.

Davis was a driving force in pushing his Albanian side to a semi final playoff game averaging 18.5 points and shooting an impressive 43% from behind the arc across the season.

Prior to heading to Europe, the Pennsylvania native attended NCAA D1 Morgan State where he averaged 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in his senior year.

Davis is a big guard standing at 6’5″ with a long athletic frame, his size enables him to play above the rim on offence as well contain and lockdown on defence.

“We have had some exciting point guards lead the Scorchers in KC Ross-Miller, Quincy Taylor and Tony Hicks,” said Head Coach Creon Raftopoulas.

“Stanley comes in quite different to all our past point guards, he’s a player who likes to pressure the ball from 40ft and leads on defence, an area that is a key focus for us this season.

“He is super athletic and uses this to his advantage against smaller guards. I’m sure Stanley will take no time becoming a fan favourite and I’m excited to have him on our roster.”

Davis added, “I feel as though it is a great opportunity to play under Coach Raftopoulos, I believe he’s very knowledgeable and understanding.

“I can’t wait to help the team grow and achieve great things. I’m ready to get to work and get the ball rolling. With this experience I’m hoping to learn, grow and show the UK what Stanley Davis Jr. can do.”