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Kendric Davis Excels in Day Two at the 2023 NBA Draft Combine



Monday marked the first day of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine, with over 80 players selected to attend. NBA scouts ran strength and ability drills and gathered measurements of players’ innate physical traits. However, Memphis G Kendric Davis did not perform on Monday, as he previously tested in similar drills during the NBA G League Elite Camp a few days prior. On Tuesday, the NBA held the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery, but testing and evaluations resumed on Wednesday.

Davis Chooses to Participate in Scrimmages

After the first day of testing at the NBA Draft Combine, NBA scouts selected teams for the five-on-five scrimmages taking place on Day Two of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine. Roughly 37 players declined to play in the five-on-five scrimmages. In fact, only one projected first-rounder (UCONN G Andre Jackson Jr.) chose to play in the scrimmages. Some of these players were injured (Duke F Dariq Whitehead and UCLA F Adem Bona). Others chose not to participate for a variety of reasons, but their reason most likely revolved around protecting their draft stock.

Determined to improve his draft stock, Memphis G Kendric Davis chose to participate in the scrimmages. If he continues to play well, Davis has a good chance of being signed as an Undrafted Free Agent and receiving a chance to play on the NBA’s 2-way contract. Let’s see how Davis performed on day two of the NBA Draft Combine.

Davis Shines in Limited Minutes

Memphis G Kendric Davis only played 12:04 minutes, displaying a high amount of efficiency in limited minutes. He finished with 10 points on 3-6 FG and 1-2 3PT FG. Additionally, he added two rebounds and finished with a +/- of 7. He recorded the fifth-highest +/- recorded in the scrimmage, despite playing the second-lowest amount of minutes of any player in the scrimmage. Davis’ team ended up winning 107-88. Miami G Isaiah Wong added 16 points and Marquette F Olivier-Maxence Prosper added 21 points in the 19-point win.