ORLANDO – The MGM Resorts NBA Summer League will be filled with former Knights. A member of the UCF men’s basketball program from 2014-18, AJ Davis will play this summer with the Philadelphia 76ers in Las Vegas.
Following his senior season in Orlando, Davis played for three professional teams through 2018-19. He started in Kosovo with KB Prishtina, averaging 8.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in nine Superleague games, 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in eight FIBA Europe Cup games, and 21 points and 7.0 rebounds in two Champions League games.
Davis then moved on to the Australian National Basketball League, playing 12 games for the Brisbane Bullets. Finally, he came back to the United State, joining the Delaware Blue Coats, the Philadelphia 76ers’ G League team.
As a Knight, Davis led UCF as senior in 2017-18 with 12.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He earned Honorable Mention All-Conference accolades in his final season and was a member of the 2016-17 squad that advanced to the semifinals of the NIT.
Davis marks the fifth former UCF player set to play in the NBA Summer League, joining Tacko Fall, Aubrey Dawkins, BJ Taylor and Chad Brown.
The MGM Resorts NBA Summer League begins July 5 in Las Vegas. The Magic play on that first day at 11 p.m. against the San Antonio Spurs on NBA TV. The Pelicans get started on day one as well, taking on the Knicks at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN. The 76ers start on day one against Milwaukee at 3:30 p.m.
Boston’s first game is against the 76ers on July 6 at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN, which could potentially mark the first Knight vs. Knight matchup of the summer.