Ar’mond Davis has finally decided where he will play his last season. He will be attending UC Santa Barbara in California.
The former Alabama shooting guard was granted his release back in March. He’ll be immediately eligible to play for the Gauchos due to being a grad transfer.
ESPN basketball insider Jeff Goodman was the first to break the news on Twitter.
UC Santa Barbara has landed Alabama grad transfer Armond Davis, he told ESPN. Two-guard is a west coast native headed back closer to home for final season. Should make a big impact at UCSB.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 23, 2018
Davis was a 4-star prospect back in 2016 when he was the No. 8 overall JUCO player, according to 247Sports.
During his first season at Alabama (2016-17), he averaged 6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game. He then contemplated transferring, but ultimately chose to stay with the Tide before an injury ended his season before it began.
Davis is the second Alabama basketball player to choose to finish his college career elsewhere. Starting forward Braxton Key also announced his decision to transfer on Friday.
When you include the loss of Collin Sexton to the NBA, Alabama’s roster took some major hits this offseason. Still, they’ll welcome back several key players from last season’s tournament team, including Donta Hall, John Petty, Herb Jones and Alex Reese.
They’ll be in good hands.