Detroit Mercy standout Antoine Davis was going to be a prize catch for any team that caught him, and BYU was the team that almost caught him. But Davis announced that instead of transferring he will remain with the Titans and finish his college career there.
Davis based his decision, according to reports, on the NIL money he will be receiving, which he plans to share with his n teammates.
Antoine Davis told @Stadium he will remain at Detroit and finish his career playing for the Titans. Was leaning towards BYU, but source said NIL deals — which he will split with teammates — helped him decide to remain at UD.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 9, 2022
Reports say the deal is with a Chinese basketball manufacturing company to produce Glowballs and that the deal will pay him six figures.
Davis is one of the most prolific scorers in the country, almost averaging 24 points per game. His presence on that BYU team may have made them a legit national championship contender.
Everybody in the country wanted him but he decided to stay put. Davis’ decision to stay, was met with some cynicism.
And no one will see a game he plays.
— blueguymcfly (@blueguymcfly) May 9, 2022
Like they would have at BYU? 😂
— Kyle Newsome (@KyleNewsomeBBN) May 9, 2022
Surprisingly though, some fans, however, were very supportive of Davis’ decision and thought it was thoughtful of him to think of his teammates while making this NIL deal.
Wish he would’ve came to byu which is an L, cool move to split the NIL
— Nathan (@THE_TERMIN80R) May 9, 2022
I respect it. Still wish he was a cat
— Thunder Cat – Meme-makin for the Cats (@haymaker42069) May 9, 2022
Fans may realize you can’t be upset with the young man for doing what was right for him and he has earned their respect by helping his teammates, who may not be as well known as he is.
great move by him, would’ve loved seeing him in Provo
— 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘆 (@carterbees) May 9, 2022