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Davon Usher - SG, 6'6, 200
Signed in Australia/New Zealand - Signed with Ballarat Miners
       Date of birth: 08/11/1992
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Delaware
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Left

Date
League
Transaction
3rd August, 2014 Italy Signed a one year contract with Roseto.
29th October, 2014 Italy Released by Roseto.
29th December, 2014 Iceland Signed for the remainder of the season with Keflavik.
24th December, 2015 D-League Acquired by Maine Red Claws.
26th February, 2016 D-League Waived by Maine Red Claws.
26th March, 2016 D-League Acquired by Delaware 87ers.
29th October, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Delaware 87ers.
3rd November, 2016 D-League Waived by Delaware 87ers.
29th November, 2016 Australia Signed a one season contract with Ballarat Miners.
When: Where:
2010 - 2012 Polk State (Junior College)
2012 - 2013 Mississippi Valley State (NCAA)
2013 - 2014 Delaware (NCAA)
July 2014 Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
August 2014 - October 2014 Roseto (Italy, A2 Silver)
December 2014 - June 2015 Keflavik (Iceland)
December 2015 - March 2016 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
March 2016 - November 2016 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
November 2016 - present Ballarat Miners (Australia, SEABL)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 2: NCAA Shooting Guards
2014-06-17

"D'oh!"


Davon Usher, Delaware, Senior, 6'6 200lbs

2013/14 stats: 36.6 mpg, 19.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.8 spg, 0.4 bpg, 2.6 fpg, 2.0 TOpg, 45.1% FG, 36.3% 3PT, 74.3% FT


Not handling the ball much alongside the potent dual ball-dominant offensive threats of Devon Saddler and Jarvis Threatt, Usher has nonetheless been quite the scorer for Delaware. The lefty is a very talented shotmaker, from both inside and out.

Usher is overly left hand dominant, and has a high dribble that makes it difficult to change direction. He is largely a straight line driver, does not create in isolation or drive with his feet set, does not look to pass much at all, does not shoot well off the dribble, and takes bad jump shots at times as if unaware of that. Nonetheless, Usher's ability to hit shots should not be understressed. He is a very good finisher with his left hand around the basket, and can hit contested jump shots fairly regularly. His limitations in his offensive game do not prevent him being a quality offensive player.

With good length and speed, and a long first step, Usher gets to the rim off of curls and motion plays, and uses screens well. A good athlete, Usher likes to run and always pushes the ball, able to crash the glass and go coast to coast for a layup. There are the few bad shots along the way, but for the most part, Usher floats around, picks spots, attacks hard, and gets buckets.

Defensively, Usher has had to defend the post often at Delaware, which is ill-suited to his thin frame, and also spends a lot of time chasing around opposing wing shooters. Given a variety of tough assignments, then, Usher does quite well, competing, boxing out, and slapping/deflecting the ball to good effect. He is hardy and competitive, although he does get lost at times.

Having never had a good platform to show off his abilities - Delaware was the best team the much-travelled Usher has played on, and he spent only one tourney-less season there - Usher might have to start at lower standard European leagues and work his way up. But there is talent to be found here.

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Signed in Australia


 
 
 


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