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Syracuse Hauls In Delaware Transfer Jyare Davis

Forward Jyare Davis has transferred to Syracuse. The Newark, DE native played with Delaware for three seasons averaging 14.1 points and 5.8 rebounds.

Jyare Davis expressed his commitment to Syracuse via X on Monday.

Davis is fresh off a career-high 17.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game during his senior season. He led the team in points for the first time last year.

Looking at the big picture, and similar to the theme of the offseason, the 6-foot-7, 215 lb Davis brings another layer of experience.

Davis played in the NCAA tournament during his sophomore year with Delaware. He posted 17 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes in a loss to second-seed Villanova. This is the type of resume that Syracuse should be looking for from everyone.

Moreover, SU recently signed Eddie Lampkin Jr. from Colorado. He played in three March Madness games with the Buffaloes during this past NCAA tournament. Plus, the Orange brought in Mount St. Mary’s head coach Dan Engelstad to be Autry’s new assistant. He led the Mountaineers to a 2021 March Madness appearance.

All three big pieces share one commonality: experience.

With the recent departures of guard Justin Taylor and forward Maliq Brown, Davis is an important addition to head coach Adrian Autry’s squad. 

Taylor played most of last season as a forward due to Naheem McLeod’s season-ending injury. Brown had a breakout year with Syracuse as a temporary center.

Both of them left, which means SU has to fill the holes. The Orange have executed that early in the offseason with Lampkin and Davis.

What type of attributes does Davis bring to the table?

He can play either forward position.

Davis can shoot the three-pointer when needed. He shot 25.6% last season. That’s an area SU would like him to improve on.

The biggest change for Davis last year was his free-throw shooting. He nailed 67.1% and 65.7% in his first two seasons with Delaware, and then jumped up to 81.4% last season.

With Davis’ commitment to SU, the Orange have scored by combining tournament experience with the maturity of a seasoned player.

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