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Davis explains decision to transfer

By Antoine J. Davis
On April 18, 2022

Sometimes a person comes to a crossroad in life.

I never really understood this until now.

I have reached that proverbial crossroad and a difficult decision had to be made.

Either I could stay and play my extra COVID-19 year here with my dad, brother and teammates or go into the transfer portal and see if any other schools have any interest in me as a grad transfer.

I chose to do the latter.

It was not an easy decision to make because my family is here, but with their love and support, I want to see what else is out there.

I have enjoyed my college expe- rience at Detroit Mercy and will for- ever be grateful for all the love and encouragement from the fan base.

Though I accomplished a lot, it is bittersweet knowing that I did not lead the Titans to the NCAA Tournament.

But sometimes it just isn’t your time.

I know that my dad and brother will continue to work hard to put the pieces into place to get the Titans there again one day and when they do, I will be among the happiest to see it.

The obstacles I have faced here both on and off the court have pro- vided me with life lessons, which I won’t soon forget.

When I reflect on all that I have learned at Detroit Mercy, the Bible verse Luke 12:48 comes to mind: “For unto whomsoever much is giv- en, of him shall much be required.”

Thanks to everyone at this fine university for helping to shape me into the man that I have become.

I cannot start naming individuals because that would take up an entire issue, but special thanks to Athletic Director Robert C. Vowels, Jr., and President Antoine Garibaldi for believing in my dad enough to bring us to Detroit.

I hope that I have made you proud.

Titans forever.

Antoine Davis is a senior on the men’s basketball team and Detroit Mercy’s all-time leading scorer.


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