Davis signs pro deal to play in Ireland

Former Indiana center De’Ron Davis has signed a pro contract to play in Ireland. 

According to a tweet from Strategic Athlete Initiatives, a sports agency based in South Bend, Davis has signed a rookie deal with Killester Dublin Basketball Club in the Irish Super League.

The franchise has a history of success, according to the team’s web site. From 2001 and 2014, the Killester men’s team won five championships and three National Cup title.

Killester last won the national cup in 2019.

Davis is the second senior from the 2019-2020 IU team to sign a pro contract overseas this year. Devonte Green signed a deal with Charilaos Trikoupis BC in Greece.

Davis, who averaged 9.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore, suffered a serious setback with an Achilles tear in 2018. In his final two seasons, Davis averaged 5.4 and 2.7 points per contest, respectively, as his court time dropped from 13.6 minutes per game in 2018-2019 to 8.6 per game in ’19-20.

But the big man did graduate with his degree, making him the first in his family to accomplish that. And now he will get the chance to play professionally, fulfilling another goal.