Antoine Davis stays at Detroit Mercy

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K-State fans cheer on the men's basketball team during the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas in Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 29, 2020. (Archive photo by Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

After a long-awaited commitment from top transfer product Antoine Davis, the senior guard will stay with the Detroit Mercy Titans, teasing four schools in the process. The schools in consideration included Kansas State, Brigham Young, Maryland and Georgetown.

Davis was a top scorer in the NCAA this past season, averaging 23.9 points per game, and was also in the top 100 in assists, averaging 4.4 per game.

Wildcat fans were ecstatic when Davis visited Manhattan. Senior Markquis Nowell took Davis out for a meet-and-greet in Aggieville with hopes of getting Davis to feel the love that Manhattan has to offer.

Before K-State, Davis took two trips to potential schools — Georgetown and Maryland. Following his visit to K-State was a trip to Provo, Utah, to visit the BYU Cougars.

Every fanbase became restless waiting for his decision, some thinking the favorites were BYU and K-State because of how many fans flooded his Twitter comments section. Davis then tweeted out a cryptic tweet stating “MonDay,” with some people believing he was possibly going to choose Maryland.

Davis tweeted out that he would commit at 3 p.m. Eastern Time — 2 p.m. Central Time in Manhattan, Kansas. The commitment tweet simply read “I’m Back,” with a graphic of him sporting his Detroit Mercy colors.

Those who speculated that Davis might pick BYU mostly thought so because of NIL money. However, within an hour of his commitment to stay in Detroit, Davis signed a deal with a Chinese basketball manufacturer that produces custom glow balls.

The NIL deal is said to be near six figures of profit, which he’ll split with teammates, according to Jeff Gordon via Twitter.

While it’s a tough pill to swallow for Wildcat fans and K-State head coach Jerome Tang, the program has still made vast improvements. Tang has picked up four players — building his roster up to six — after multiple players hit the transfer portal upon former head coach Bruce Weber’s departure.

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