The Toronto Raptors announced on Thursday that they have signed guard Terence Davis.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but The Athletic's Shams Charania, who originally reported the signing, tweeted that it is a two-year deal.
Sources: Undrafted Ole Miss guard Terence Davis has agreed to a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, with full guarantee in Year One. Davis turned down two-way deals during the June NBA Draft; now signing full contract.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 8, 2019
Who is Davis and what will he bring to the table? Here are some fast facts on the Raptors' latest signing...
Terence Davis was born on May 16, 1997 (22-years old) and is from Southaven, Mississippi.
Davis was a two-sport star at Southaven High School, playing both football and basketball. Davis was an elite wide receiver, receiving 20 scholarship offers from high-major universities, but decided to play basketball in college instead.
Davis was a four-year player at Ole Miss. As a freshman playing time was limited, but Davis broke out his sophomore season averaging 14.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game. His junior year he raised his rebounding and assist averages while keeping his scoring at roughly the same pace.
His biggest improvement came in his final season at Ole Miss where the senior guard earned All-SEC Second Team honours. Davis averaged 15.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, doing a little bit of everything for the Rebels.
His biggest - and most important - improvement came from the 3-point line. Davis had shot 32.3% from beyond the arc his first three seasons at Ole Miss but raised that percentage to 37.1% his senior year.
Though he went undrafted, our NBA.com experts had pegged Davis as one of the biggest sleepers prior to the 2019 NBA Draft.
Davis did not get selected in the 2019 NBA Draft, though he received a number of two-way contract offers thereafter. Davis turned them down in aspirations of a full deal and it paid off, signing a two-year contract with the Raptors.
Davis has played in one Summer League game for the Denver Nuggets. He scored 22 points (8-13 FG, 5-7 3PT) to go with five rebounds and three assists.
What He Brings
Davis is an athletic slashing shooting guard with a quick first step. He thrives at creating his own shot off the dribble and his improved long range jumper should keep defenders closer to him, giving him the ability to utilize his explosiveness to get to the hoop. At 6'4, 205 lbs. Davis should have no issue marking opposing guards of any size or calibre and he brings a ton of energy to that end of the floor.
The Raptors have had no trouble developing undrafted players or late first round/second round picks. Davis should be a fun project for this team that is entering an interesting stage in the franchise.