Before playing a half for Southern Illinois, Karrington Davis is on the move.
Davis, the former Montverde Academy (FL) National Champion and Chaminade Prep (MO) Class 5 state champion, hasn’t played basketball on the college level since entering the ranks in 2018.
He went through a redshirt year at Nebraska, and played sparingly for Southern Illinois last season.
Davis averaged 3.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in only 11.6 minutes of action.
After making the decision to leave Southern Illinois, Davis has his eyes set on the junior college ranks to remind everyone that he can still play at the Division I level.
“People need to see that I’m the same player. A lot of people haven’t seen my play in a while,” Davis said. “So once I get to that level and show people that I am the same player, and that I’ve gotten better, I’ll start looking at Division I and pick the right fit for me.”
A few programs have already reached out to Davis about joining but he has his eyes set on a particular program that he’s already familiar with.
“I’ve been talking to a couple of schools but Chipola is probably the one I’m looking into right now,” Davis explained. “I’m pretty close with the coach.”
Davis has a chip on his shoulder and is ready to prove his worth on the junior college ranks. He doesn’t expect anything to be given to him. He’s going in with a level head full of knowledge, knowing exactly what to expect.
“I’ve been a hard worker. So, knowing I have to continue to work hard and basically everything else will take care of itself,” he said. “I trust in my work ethic and myself as a player. I just hope that colleges see the person that I am off and on the court.”