LAKELAND, FL - Former Florida Southern College men's basketball standout Jeremiah Davis has signed a contract to play professionally in Spain with Por Huelva of the Spanish-EBA league.
Davis averaged 15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game in his lone season with the Moccasins last year. He connected on 49.5 percent (155-of-313) of his field-goal attempts and scored 20 or more points in nine different games while being named to the Sunshine State Conference all-newcomer team.
"I'm so excited to be able to continue my playing career in Spain," said Davis. "It will be a great chance to improve my basketball skills, and explore a new culture in a place I have never visited before."
Davis caught the eye of pro scouts this summer at the 21st Annual Kentuckiana Pro-Am League in Las Vegas. He was named as an all-league selection during the summer league, which featured a number of NCAA Division I players.
Por Huelva is based in Huelva, Spain along the country's southwest coast. Por Huelva has made two Spanish Liga Española de Baloncesto semifinals (2005, 2007), was a Silver Cup Finalist in 2010, and a Bronze Playoff Finalist in 2009.
Davis is one of two Americans currently on Por Huelva's roster, joining former Penn State Wilkes-Barre standout Colton Lewis.
"I'm very thankful for everyone who's helped me pursue this dream along the way," said Davis. "My coaches, my teammates, my family, and friends have all been a part of this. I can't wait to get started."
Por Huelva will begin its season next month, and Davis will head to Spain in early September for training camp.