According to multiple reports and a school release, Xavier head coach Chris Mack has suspended senior shooting guard Myles Davis indefinitely.
Xavier has suspended Myles Davis indefinitely, per release.
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Davis’ suspension is most likely due to his involvement in a domestic dispute with ex-girlfriend Kiley Stoll. On August 18, Davis was charged with a misdemeanor criminal damaging charge, his second charge of the summer.
Here is Mack’s statement via USA Today:
“Myles Davis is suspended indefinitely from all basketball related activities,” Mack said. “Playing basketball for Xavier is a privilege and we have high expectations for how our student-athletes represent our university. Unless Myles meets those expectations he will not be a part of our program.”
Davis, a 6’2”, 188-pound senior shooting guard from Plainfield, New Jersey is coming off a solid junior season in which he averaged 10.8 points, 4.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 29.1 minutes per game. He also shot .399 percent from the field, .381 percent from three-point range and a sterling .854 percent from the free-throw line.
Throughout his first three years with the Musketeers, Davis has provided Mack with a reliable outside shooter. Simply put, there are not many more reliable and dependable shooters in the Big East better than Davis.
It’s unknown at the moment how long the suspension will last or if it will lead to expulsion. In the meantime, Davis’ suspension will act as a distraction.
That said, if Davis is to miss significant time, Xavier is at least deep at the wing position where Trevon Bluiett, J.P. Macura. Malcolm Bernard and Kaiser Gates also play.
Xavier is coming off another strong season in which it went 28-6 overall and 14-4 in the Big East while finishing in second place. The Musketeers’ season ended in bitter fashion when they lost to Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on a buzzer beater shot by the Badgers’ Bronson Koenig.