Francis Marion University men’s basketball head coach Gary Edwards has announced the signing of 6-3 swingman Michale Davis Jr. of Brunswick, Ga., and the addition of junior college transfer Dii’Jon Allen-Jordan, a 6-6 forward from Plainfield, N.J.
Davis is a product of Brunswick High School, where he played for coach Chris Turner. This past season, Davis averaged 17.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game, while connecting on 41.5 percent of his three-point field goal attempts. He earned 6AAAAAA All-Region honors and helped lead the Pirates to a 22-7 mark and an appearance in the state tournament Sweet Sixteen Round.
“Mike is a young player who can play multiple positions,” said Edwards. “He is a scorer and also rebounds very well for his size. He is a tough player and a competitor who loves to play the game.”
Allen-Jordan comes to FMU after playing two seasons at Western Oklahoma State College. He will have two years of eligibility at FMU. This past season, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game and was named to the NJCAA Region 2 All-Region second team, as well as garnering second-team All-Conference accolades. He connected on 45.6 percent of his field goal attempts and blocked 35 shots in 27 games.
As a freshman, he started 30 games and averaged 14.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.3 blocked shots per contest. He was voted an All-Star at the 2013 junior college All-American summer camp.
Allen-Jordan attended Plainfield High School, where he played under the direction of head coach Jeff Lubreski. As a senior, he averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds per game and helped the Cardinals win the New Jersey AAA state championship.
“Dii’Jon is an athletic, long wing player who can defend multiple positions. He will be asked to help us immediately on the boards. He can score in traffic and has a knack for getting to the foul line as evidenced by him shooting 226 free throws in 27 games last season.”
Francis Marion lost three seniors off last season’s 12-15 squad that placed fourth in the Peach Belt Conference’s East Division standings.