Brandon Davies: Why Davies' Suspension Could Prove Costly to BYU
Brandon Davies Dismissed from BYU Basketball Team, Does He Kill March Madness Chances?
BYU announced Tuesday that starting forward Brandon Davies was dismissed from the team for a violation of the school's honor code, the behavioral policy to which all Brigham Young students must adhere.
It's still unclear at this point what the forward did to merit the suspension, but both school officials and team representatives told multiple media outlets that Davies' immediate future with the team and the school were still in doubt pending an investigation.
Losing the 6'9" sophomore is a major blow to the Cougars' hopes of making a run to the Final Four this season, as well as their hopes of securing a number one overall seed.
BYU was 27-2 overall and 13-1 in the Mountain West this season, and Davies was a big reason why. He provided the Cougars with a strong post presence, averaging 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
But, on top of that, the sophomore was no plodder on the court. He was extremely athletic, getting up and down the floor better than most players his size, a factor that made him crucial to BYU's high-octane offense.
Without him, look for the Cougars to go small more often than not, attempting to run teams out of the gym. However, should they run into a team with superior size in the NCAA tournament, they could find themselves in hot water.
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