18. Davidson College Best Players of All time

Morgan Wolf

Davidson College is a renowned private liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina. Founded in 1837 by the Concord Presbytery and named after Revolutionary War General William Lee Davidson, this four-year undergraduate institution offers an education that goes beyond traditional classroom learning to include real world experiences for its students.

With a current enrollment of 1,973 diverse students from across the country and around the globe, Davidson provides an exceptional educational experience based on academic excellence combined with opportunities for personal growth through extra curricular activities such as athletics and volunteer service projects.

From small class sizes to personalized advising sessions and strong alumni support networks – there’s something special about being part of the close knit community at Davidson.

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1. Stephen Curry

Point guard

Stephen Curry Career

  • High school: Charlotte Christian, (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • College: Davidson (2006–2009)
  • NBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 2009–present
  • 2009–present: Golden State Warriors
  • 4× NBA champion (2015, 2017, 2018, 2022), NBA Finals MVP (2022), 2× NBA Most Valuable Player (2015, 2016), 8× NBA All-Star (2014–2019, 2021, 2022), NBA All-Star Game MVP (2022), 4× All-NBA First Team (2015, 2016, 2019, 2021), 3× All-NBA Second Team (2014, 2017, 2022), All-NBA Third Team (2018), NBA Western Conference Finals MVP (2022), 2× NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2015, 2021), 2× NBA scoring champion (2016, 2021), NBA steals leader (2016), 50–40–90 club (2016), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010), NBA 75th Anniversary Team, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year (2022), Consensus first-team All-American (2009), Consensus second-team All-American (2008), NCAA season scoring leader (2009), 2× SoCon Player of the Year (2008, 2009), 3× First-team All-SoCon (2007–2009), No. 30 retired by Davidson Wildcats
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA World Cup, : 2010 Turkey: National team, : 2014 Spain: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA World Cup
  • : 2010 Turkey: National team
  • : 2014 Spain: National team

Stephen Curry is a professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors. He was born in 1988 and played college ball at Davidson before being drafted by the Warriors in 2009.

Curry has been one of the best point guards in NBA history and is currently third all-time in scoring behind James Harden and Michael Jordan among active players. In addition to his incredible on-court play, Curry is known for his philanthropy and activism, especially with regard to children's health issues.

Stephen Curry will be playing into his late 30s which means there is still plenty of time left for him to cement himself as one of the greatest ever. Stephen Curry is a two-time NBA MVP and four-time champion. 

He was also named Most Valuable Player of the 2018 NBA Finals, which saw his Golden State Warriors win their fourth title in five years.

In 2011, Curry became just the sixth player in history to average at least 25 points per game for an entire season, doing so while shooting 47 percent from three-point range. 

His versatile play has seen him rack up accolades across all categories – he's won several awards including All-NBA First Team honors and has been crowned scoring king and steals leader multiple times over.

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2. Fred Hetzel

Fred Hetzel Career

  • High school: , Woodrow Wilson, (Washington, D.C.), Landon School, (Bethesda, Maryland)
  • College: Davidson (1962–1965)
  • NBA draft 1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
  • Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
  • Playing career: 1965–1971
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 44, 21, 20, 30
  • 1965–1968: San Francisco Warriors
  • 1968–1969: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1969: Cincinnati Royals
  • 1969–1970: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1970–1971: Los Angeles Lakers
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1966), Consensus first-team All-American (1965), Consensus second-team All-American (1964), 3× SoCon Player of the Year (1963–1965), 2× SoCon Tournament MVP (1964, 1965), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1961)
  • Points: 4,658 (11.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,444 (5.9 rpg)
  • Assists: 462 (1.1 apg)

Fred Hetzel was a highly touted high school basketball player who turned down scholarship offers from several top universities to attend Davidson. After one year at Davidson, Hetzel was drafted by the San Francisco Warriors in the first round of the 1965 NBA Draft.

He played for the Warriors for six seasons before being traded to the Boston Celtics in 1971. Fred Hetzel is best known for his time with the Boston Celtics, where he won two championships (1968 and 1969) and was an All-Star twice (1967–68; 1970). 

In 1971, Fred Hetzel was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and spent one more season playing in the NBA before retiring at age 33 due to knee injuries sustained during a game against Detroit Pistons.

Following his retirement from professional basketball, Fred Hetzel worked as a TV analyst and color commentator for games involving his former team –the Boston Celtics –for many years until he retired in 2006 due to health concerns related to dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease.

3. Dick Snyder

Dick Snyder Career

  • High school: Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
  • College: Davidson (1963–1966)
  • NBA draft 1966 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14th overall
  • Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
  • Playing career: 1966–1979
  • Position: Small forward / Shooting guard
  • Number: 10, 11
  • 1966–1968: St. Louis Hawks
  • 1968–1969: Phoenix Suns
  • 1969–1974: Seattle SuperSonics
  • 1974–1977: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 1978–1979: Seattle SuperSonics
  • NBA champion (1979), Consensus second-team All-American (1966), SoCon Player of the Year (1966)
  • Points: 11,755 (12.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,732 (2.8 rpg)
  • Assists: 2,767 (2.9 apg)

Dick Snyder was born in North Canton, Ohio on February 1, 1944. After high school, Dick attended Davidson College where he played for the Davidson Wildcats from 1963 to 1966.

He then went on to play professionally for the St. Louis Hawks from 1966-1979. Snyder is most famous for his time with the St. Louis Hawks where he won two championships (1968 and 1973).

He also made an appearance in the playoffs nine times during his career and earned All-Star honors twice (1971 and 1974). In 1979, Snyder retired from professional basketball after playing 18 seasons of which he averaged 10 points per game over that period of time.

Dick currently resides in Canton, Ohio with his wife Linda and they have three children: Scott, Lisa, and Todd; all of whom are successful professionals in their own right.

4. Bob McKillop

Bob McKillop Career

  • 1967–1968: East Carolina
  • 1970–1972: Hofstra
  • 1973–1978: Holy Trinity HS (NY)
  • 1978–1979: Davidson (assistant)
  • 1979–1989: Long Island Lutheran HS (NY)
  • 1989–2022: Davidson

Bob McKillop is a successful head coach, having led Davidson to six Division I championships. He was born in Queens, NY in 1950 and played football at East Carolina before becoming a coach.

From 1973-1978 he coached Holy Trinity HS (NY). In 1978 he became an assistant coach at Davidson under Paul Pasqualoni where the Wildcats went 9-1 his first year and made it to the NCAA Playoffs.

In 1979 he took over as head coach at Long Island Lutheran HS (NY), leading them to two state championships during his tenure there before moving on to Davidson in 1989. 

At Davidson, McKillop has amassed a record of 634–380 (.625) which includes six Division I Championships along with five NAIA titles and one III National Championship appearance Bob McKillop is one of the most successful coaches in SoCon history, with a record of 11 conference championships and 7 tournament titles.

McKillop has also been honored by the NABC as Coach of the Year twice, winning in 2008 after leading Georgia to an undefeated season. The Bulldogs have had some success at lower levels too, including two NCAA Division I seasons (2015-16 and 2022-23). 

However, McKillop's biggest achievement may be his ability to keep his teams focused on their goals - even when things are tough on the court or off it. He will continue to lead Georgia through difficult times ahead and could potentially add another championship trophy to his cabinet soon enough.

5. Jason Richards


  • High school: Barrington (Barrington, Illinois)
  • College: Davidson (2004–2008)
  • NBA draft: 2008 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2009–2010
  • Position: Point guard
  • 2009–2010: Utah Flash
  • NCAA season assists leader (2008), First team All-SoCon – Media (2008), 2× First team All-SoCon – Coaches (2007, 2008), Davidson assists leader for game (19), season (293), and career (663)

Jason Richards is the Director of Student-Athlete Development for the Pittsburgh Panthers. Jason played college basketball at Davidson and was undrafted in the 2008 NBA draft.

Jason has been a part of coaching staffs with several teams, most notably Barrington High School where he served as head coach from 2004 to 2007. 

In his current role, Jason oversees all aspects of development within Panther athletes including academics, conditioning, sports psychology and team building/cohesion initiatives.

A native of Illinois, Jason currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and two children Richards played point guard for Utah Flash in the 2009-2010 season. 

Richards led the team in assists and was named to both All-SoCon First Team and Media squads. Jason Richards is a two-time All-SoCon selection, having been recognized by his peers as one of the best players in conference play each year he has competed.

6. Mike Maloy

Mike Maloy Career

  • High school: William Cullen Bryant, (Long Island City, New York)
  • College: Davidson (1967–1970)
  • NBA draft 1970 / Round: 10 / Pick: 157th overall
  • Selected by the Boston Celtics
  • Playing career: 1970–1994
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 34, 54
  • 1970–1972: Virginia Squires
  • 1972–1973: Dallas Chaparrals
  • 1975–1980: UBSC Vienna
  • : Mattersburg
  • : Klostennurburg
  • : Gra ABC
  • : Munich-Graz
  • As player:, 4× Austrian League champion (1976, 1977, 1979, 1980), Consensus second-team All-American (1969), Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (1970), 2× SoCon Player of the Year (1969, 1970)

After graduating from high school, Mike Maloy played college basketball at Davidson. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1970 and went on to play for them for ten seasons before joining the Phoenix Suns in 1984-85.

After leaving Phoenix, he joined several other teams until his retirement in 1994. In 2000-01, he coached a team of Austrian players in the Italian second division championship season. 

Mike Maloy passed away aged 59 after a long illness on February 3rd 2009 Mike Maloy is a 34-year old center/forward who played for the Virginia Squires, Dallas Chaparrals, and UBSC Vienna during his playing career.

He was consensus second-team All-American in 1969 and 1970 after averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds per game respectively. Mike Maloy won two SoCon Player of the Year awards while playing for the Chattanooga Mocs in the early 2000s. 

Currently, he coaches at Klostennurburg AC (Austria) where he has led them to back-to-back Austrian League championships as well as appearances in the national cup finals.

Also Played For: virginia squires

7. Rod Knowles

Rod Knowles Career

  • High school: Rose (Greenville, North Carolina)
  • College: Davidson (1965–1968)
  • NBA draft 1968 / Round: 6 / Pick: 77th overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 23, 42
  • 1968: Phoenix Suns
  • 1968: New York Nets

Rod Knowles was a well-known American actor and singer. He started his career as a high school student in North Carolina, before attending Davidson College in Tennessee.

After graduating from college, Rod moved to New York City and began working on stage. In 1973, Rod made his television debut on the popular show Happy Days as Fonzie's sidekick The Pink Panther.

From 1975 until 1978, he starred as Lt Dan Dority in the successful ABC series Knight Rider; during this time he also released two albums of pop music which reached No 1 on the US charts. In 1982, Rod returned to television with an appearance as Dr Mark Sloan in Dallas (a role for which he received Emmy Award nominations).

His last major role was that of John Mitchell opposite Al Pacino's Tony Montana in Scarface (1983), for which he won critical acclaim and several awards including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. 

Since retiring from acting Rod has focused on writing children's books and has become involved with humanitarian work through his charity The HoleInTheWall Gang Camps Foundation.

8. Terry Holland

Terry Holland Career

  • 1961–1964: Davidson
  • Position(s): Forward
  • 1964–1969: Davidson (assistant)
  • 1969–1974: Davidson
  • 1974–1990: Virginia
  • 1990–1994: Davidson
  • 1994–2001: Virginia
  • 2004–2013: East Carolina
  • 2013–present: East Carolina (emeritus AD)

Holland is most famous for coaching the Davidson Wildcats to a national championship in 1974. He also served as an assistant coach at Davidson and Virginia before becoming athletic director at East Carolina in 1990.

In 2013, Holland was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. He retired from his position as athletic director emeritus at ECU in 2016 after 38 years with the school. 

Holland currently serves as an athletics advisor for East Carolina's football team and has been involved with many other aspects of athletics over the years Terry Holland is East Carolina's all-time winningest basketball coach, with 418 victories in over 28 years.

He led the Pirates to two NCAA regional finals (1981 and 1984), as well as a National Invitation Tournament berth (1980). In 2001, he left ECU for Virginia where he coached until 2013.

When he retired from coaching due to health reasons. He was inducted into the East Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002 and College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. Holland currently serves as an assistant athletics director at ECU.

9. Lee Hyun-jung

Lee Hyun-jung Career

  • High school: Samil Commercial, (Suwon, Gyeonggi Province)
  • College: Davidson (2019–2022)
  • NBA draft: 2022 / Undrafted
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • First-team All-Atlantic 10 (2022), Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team (2020)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  South Korea, FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship, : 2015 Indonesia: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  South Korea
  • FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship
  • : 2015 Indonesia: Team

Lee Hyun-jung is a Korean basketball player who was born on October 23, 2000 in Seongnam, South Korea. Lee attended high school at Samil Commercial before enrolling at Davidson University in the United States for college where he played for the Wildcats from 2019 to 2022.

During his time with Davidson, Lee averaged 14 points and 4 rebounds per game whilst shooting 47% from the field and 38% from three point range during his sophomore season (2020–21).

 Despite being undrafted out of college, Lee signed with the Brooklyn Nets as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2021 NBA draft where he went onto play 15 games averaging 2 points and 1 rebound per game.

Lee Hyun-jung is a shooting guard who played college basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks. He was named to the All-Atlantic 10 first team in 2022 and also received an all rookie accolade in 2020. 

Lee has represented his country at several tournaments, including FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship where he helped lead South Korea to their first ever title in that event. 

Outside of basketball, Lee is studying business administration at SCU and intends on starting his own company after graduating from there.

10. Perry Crosswhite

Perry Crosswhite is the founder and CEO of Crosswhite, a tech company that creates software for small businesses. In addition to his work at Crosswhite, Perry also teaches business management courses at California State University Northridge.

He has received several awards including being named one of the “Top 10 Entrepreneurs Under 40” by Forbes and being inducted into the Silicon Valley Business Hall of Fame. 

Perry lives in Northern California with his wife and two children. His favorite hobby is spending time with his family, playing golf and practicing yoga.

Crosswhite represented Australia at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where he won a bronze medal. 

After his playing career was over, Crosswhite became one of Australia's most prominent sports administrators, serving as president of Basketball Australia from 1998 to 2005 and chairman of the Australian Olympic Committee from 2002 to 2006.

Crosswhite has also been involved in several other sport-related roles including being a television commentator for both basketball and cricket matches in Australia.

11. Matt McKillop

Matt McKillop Career

  • 2002-2006: Davidson
  • 2007–2008: Emory (assistant)
  • 2008–2022: Davidson (assistant)
  • 2022–present: Davidson

Matt McKillop has been the head coach of Davidson since the 2013-14 season. In his first year, he led the Wildcats to a 10–11 record. Matt McKillop played college basketball at Virginia Commonwealth University where he was a two time All American and won an NCAA Championship in 2007.

After leaving VCU, McKillop spent one year as an assistant coach with Tulsa before joining Davidson's staff in 2012. 

McKillop is married with two sons and lives in North Carolina McKillop is in his third season as Davidson's head coach and has compiled a 10-11 record. McKillop was an assistant at Emory for two seasons before being named the head coach of Davidson in 2022.

McKillop played college basketball at Davidson from 2002 to 2006 and helped lead the Wildcats to three straight NCAA tournament appearances (2004, 2005, 2006). 

In 2007, McKillop became an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks under then-head coach Mike Woodson. After two years with the Hawks, McKillop joined Davidson’s staff in 2008 as an assistant coach under Rick Majerus.

Prior to becoming the head coach of Davidson, McKillop served as associate head coaching positions at Butler University (2017) and Vanderbilt University (2018). As a player at Davidson, he ranks fourth all-time on school’s career scoring list with 1,846 points scored.

His four varsity seasons from 2002-2005 while averaging 17 points per game over that span including a team-leading 23 points against North Carolina Tar Heels in 2004 Elite Eight appearance.

Which eventually led to NCAA Tournament berth that year earning First Team All-American honors along the way while also being drafted by Washington Wizards in first round (#19 overall) of 2005 NBA Draft.

Matt went onto play 8 seasons professionally playing for Washington Wizards(2005–2012), Milwaukee Bucks(2013–2015), Memphis Grizzlies(2016–2017), Indiana Pacers (2018) where he won 2 championships both times with them he retired after last season playing for Fenerbahce Basketbol Kulubu Istanbul Turkey.

12. Luka Brajkovic


  • High school: Gymnasium Schillerstraße, (Feldkirch, Austria)
  • College: Davidson (2018–2022)
  • NBA draft: 2022 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2015–present
  • 2015–2018: Dornbirn Lions
  • 2022–present: Río Breogán
  • Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (2022), First-team All-Atlantic 10 (2022)

At 23 years old, Luka Brajkovic is an up-and-coming power forward in the Liga ACB. He was born in Austria and played high school basketball at Gymnasium Schillerstraße in Feldkirch.

After impressing with his performances for the senior Austrian national team, Brajkovic signed a contract with Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid in 2018 after playing two seasons with Turkish club Fenerbahçe Ülker.

In 2017–18, he averaged 12 points and 6 rebounds per game for Fenerbahçe Ülker as they reached the playoffs but were eliminated by İstanbul Basketbol Süper Ligi champions Galatasaray who went on to win the EuroLeague championship that season.

At 21 years of age, Brajkovic became Europe's youngest player ever to score 20 or more points (24) against Serbian side Partizan Belgrade during FIBA Europe Cup playin.

13. Lefty Driesell

Lefty Driesell Career

  • 1951–1954: Duke
  • Position(s): Center
  • 1954–1956: Granby HS
  • 1957–1959: Newport News HS
  • 1960–1969: Davidson
  • 1969–1986: Maryland
  • 1988–1996: James Madison
  • 1997–2003: Georgia State
  • 1986–1988: Maryland (asst. AD)

Lefty Driesell is a legendary college and professional basketball coach. He was head coach of the Maryland Terrapins from 1969 to 1986, and led them to three Final Four appearances (1979, 1983, 1984).

Driesell also coached Georgia State for seven seasons before retiring in 2003. During his tenure at Georgia State, he compiled an overall record of 686–394 (.704). Lefty's son Jerry succeeded him as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins in 2006.

Lefty Driesell is one of college basketball's most successful coaches. He won over 1,000 games in his career and led the University of Maryland to multiple championships. Driesell was also known for his fiery temper on the sidelines, which often got him into trouble with officials.

After leaving Maryland, Driesell spent a few years coaching at other schools before returning to coach at Virginia Tech in 1987. In 1991, he took over as head coach at Duke and quickly turned the program around; they reached the NCAA tournament three times during his tenure there.

 Following two disappointing seasons at Duke (where he was fired), Driesell returned to Maryland as their head coach again in 1996 and retired from coaching following the 2006–07 season. 

Lefty has been involved with various charities throughout his career, including work with Special Olympics USA and The Salvation Army.

14. Derek Rucker

Derek Rucker Career

  • High school: University School, (Hunting Valley, Ohio)
  • College: Davidson (1984–1988)
  • NBA draft: 1988 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1990–2006
  • Position: Point guard
  • 1990–1991: Brisbane Bullets
  • 1992–1993: Birmingham Bullets
  • 1994: Newcastle Falcons
  • 1995–1998: Townsville Suns
  • 1996–1997: Ginebra San Miguel
  • 1998–2003: West Sydney Razorbacks
  • 2003–2006: Brisbane Bullets
  • NBL Most Valuable Player (1990), All-NBL First Team (1990, 1997, 1998), All-NBL Second Team (1995), All-NBL Third Team (1994), NBL scoring champion (1990), NBL single game assist record (24), NBL single season assist record (10.6/game), 3x First-team All-SoCon (1986–1988)

Derek Rucker played point guard in the NBA for 10 seasons. He was drafted by the Bullets in the 1988 draft but did not play with them before being traded to the Utah Jazz.

His best season came in 1996 when he averaged 16 points and 4 assists per game. After leaving the NBA, Derek Rucker spent a year playing overseas before retiring from professional basketball in 2006.

Derek Rucker is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Birmingham Bullets, Newcastle Falcons, Townsville Suns and Ginebra San Miguel between 1992 and 2003.

His career highlights include being named NBL Most Valuable Player in 1990 and All-NBL First Team honours in 1997 and 1998. After playing his last season with Brisbane Bullets, he retired from professional basketball at the end of 2006.

15. Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams Career

  • High school: Phillips Exeter Academy, (Exeter, New Hampshire)
  • College: Davidson (1992–1996)
  • NBA draft: 1996 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1997–2005
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 11, 17
  • 1997–1998: La Crosse Bobcats
  • 1998: Golden State Warriors
  • 1998–1999: La Crosse Bobcats
  • 1999: San Antonio Spurs
  • 1999–2000: La Crosse Bobcats
  • 2000–2001: Rockford Lightning
  • 2002–2003: Huntsville Flight
  • 2003: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2005: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • NBA champion (1999), All-CBA Second Team (2000), CBA scoring champion (2000)

Brandon Williams is an assistant general manager with the Sacramento Kings. He played shooting guard and small forward in the NBA for 10 seasons, from 1997 to 2005.

Brandon Williams attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Davidson College before playing professionally in the NBA. In his 10-year career, he averaged 7 points per game and 2 assists on 45% shooting from the field overall, as well as 5 rebounds per game and 1 steal per game.

Brandon Williams has since retired from professional basketball after spending time coaching at Rice University in Houston, Texas before joining the Kings' front office in 2015 Williams was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in 1999. Williams played for the Atlanta Hawks from 2003 to 2005.

In 2005, Williams signed with the Sioux Falls Skyforce and helped them win a championship that year. After playing for the Skyforce for one more season, Williams retired in 2006 due to knee injuries he sustained during his time with the team. 

Since retiring from basketball, Williams has worked as a radio analyst for NBA TV and is also a color commentator on select college basketball games on Fox Sports 1 (FS1).

16. Peyton Aldridge

Peyton Aldridge Career

  • High school: Labrae (Leavittsburg, Ohio)
  • College: Davidson (2014–2018)
  • NBA draft: 2018 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2019: Vanoli Cremona
  • 2019–2020: Afyon Belediye
  • 2020–2021: Bahçeşehir Koleji
  • 2021–present: Petkim Spor
  • Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year (2018), First-team All-Atlantic 10 (2018), Second-team All-Atlantic 10 (2017)

Peyton Aldridge was born in 1995 and is from Warren, Ohio. He played college basketball for Davidson where he averaged 19 points and six rebounds per game over three seasons.

In 2015, he joined the Turkish club Petkim Spor where he has since become one of their most important players, averaging 16 points and nine rebounds per game this season. Aldridge has been a part of the United States Men's National Basketball Team (USMNT) since 2013 but has yet to make an appearance at a major tournament.

Peyton Aldridge is a professional basketball player who currently plays for Petkim Spor. Peyton was drafted by the Davidson Wildcats in the 2018 NBA draft but he did not sign with them and instead went to play professionally overseas. 

After playing in several leagues abroad, Peyton signed with Afyon Belediye of the Turkish Basketball Super League in 2019.

In 2020, he moved to Bahçeşehir Koleji where he has remained ever since. As a junior at Davidson, Aldridge won both the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of The Year award and first team.

 All-Atlantic 10 honors while leading his team to an appearance in the NCAA Tournament which they eventually lost 68–52 against Michigan State University’s Spartans squad led by future champion LeBron James (who would go on to win two more MVP Awards).

He also helped lead Davidson to their first A-10 regular season championship as well as back-to-back appearances in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament (where they narrowly lost both times). 

Lastly, during his senior year, Aldridge averaged 19 points per game on 50% shooting from 3 point range en route to being named.

First Team All American and Senior CLASS Award Finalist (the latter being given annually “to an outstanding college basketball player whose achievements represent excellence beyond that attained through competition”).

17. De'Mon Brooks

De Career

  • High school: Hopewell, (Huntersville, North Carolina)
  • College: Davidson (2010–2014)
  • NBA draft: 2014 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2015: Azzurro Napoli
  • 2015: Hapoel Gilboa Galil
  • 2015–2016: Orsi Derthona
  • 2016–2019: Medi Bayreuth
  • 2019–2020: Ryukyu Golden Kings
  • 2020–2022: Shimane Susanoo Magic
  • 2022–present: Levanga Hokkaido
  • 2× SoCon Player of the Year – Coaches (2012, 2014), SoCon Player of the Year – Media (2014), 2× AP Honorable Mention All-American (2012, 2014), 3× First-team All-SoCon (2012–2014)

De'Mon Brooks is an American power forward who played college basketball for Davidson. After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Brooks signed with Levanga Hokkaido of the B.League and has averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds per game this season.

De'mon Brooks was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and attended high school at Hopewell in Huntersville, North Carolina before playing collegiate ball at Davidson from 2010 to 2014. 

With a career average of 8 points and 4 rebounds over his four years with the Wildcats, De'Mon Brooks may have flown under some scouts’ radars but he's been proving himself overseas since joining Levanga Hokkaido this year as one of their most consistent players on both ends of the floor.

De'Mon Brooks, a 5-foot-11 guard from the University of Oregon, had an impressive freshman year at Oregon averaging 14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3 assists per game while shooting 44 percent from the floor and 36 percent from three point range. 

In his sophomore season he improved upon those numbers to average 17.1 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per contest while shooting 49 percent overall and 41 percent from long range. This past season was his best statistically as he averaged 20 points (on 50% shooting), 

5 rebounds, 3 assists in 38 games for the Ducks before transferring to Ryukyu Golden Kings in Japan this offseason where he is expected to continue playing basketball professionally after graduating with a degree in business administration next spring.

De'Mon Brooks has consistently been one of the top guards in college basketball over his two years at Oregon making him someone who scouts will be watching closely during this upcoming NBA Draft process which begins on Thursday evening.

18. Davidson Wildcats men's basketball statistical leaders

The Davidson Wildcats men's basketball statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Davidson Wildcats men's basketball program in various categories, including points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.

Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. These statistics help players and coaches improve their game strategies. The Davidson Wildcats lead the Atlantic 10 in scoring defense, allowing 69.2 points per game.

The Wildcats also lead the conference in rebounding and assists, averaging 38.3 rebounds and 12 assists per game respectively. 

Five players on the Davidson roster average at least 11 points a game: Jarred Vanderbilt (18th nationally with 20 ppg), Rawle Alkins (15th with 17 ppg), Luke Kornet (14th with 14 ppg), Quentin Snider (13th with 13 pg) and Davon Reed (11th with 11 pg).

In addition to their high-scoring offense, Davidson is one of the most efficient teams when it comes to turning its defensive efforts into winning plays; they allow just 53 percent shooting from the field, which ranks second in the A-10 behind Temple University's Division I men’s basketball team.

Final Words

Davidson College is a renowned private liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina. Famous alumni include author and journalist James Baldwin, actor Paul Newman, and singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson.

The school’s football program has produced several standout players over the years, including current Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and former Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown.

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