POST GAME 👔🏀 Name: BJ Davis
Hometown 🏡 : Hamden, CT
College 🏫 : Wesleyan University, Point Guard, 6’0
Achievements 🏆 :
- 3 Year Starter
- 2nd Team All-NESCAC (2015-16)
- 2x NESCAC Player of the Week
- Wesleyan Scholar Athlete Award (2014-15)
- Wesleyan Most Improved Player (2013-14)
- 1,000 point scorer
- 16th all-time leading scorer
- Guided Wesleyan to program’s first NESCAC championship and NCAA Tournament appearance (2014-15)
- Scored at least 20 points nine times (2015-16)
Avg 📊: :
- 16.4 PPG
- 3.8 RPG
- 2.7 APG
- 1.3 SPG
How you felt when the ball stopped bouncing/when did you realize? - Only way to describe that feeling is empty. You go through your last collegiate game, which is tough to deal with in itself. But, in the back of your head you’re thinking you might get a shot to play overseas, so you hold on to that hope that you’re going to put another jersey on.
- Little do you know (at the time) that the process is brutal and just an emotional rollercoaster. Getting asked to go to various “showcases”, talking to random “agents and agencies”, getting offered a contract in a country nobodies heard of before for basically no money. On top of that, you’re working out everyday because you never know when that call is going to come through. It’s all just tough to deal with being a 22 or 23 year old kid. - For me, I was applying for jobs as I was going through the process and was fortunate enough to receive an offer. So, ultimately, it came down to making a decision to keep chasing the overseas dream or to embrace the inevitable, and go into corporate America. I chose the latter.
What was your next/first step?
- My first step was to sit down with myself and figure out what it is I wanted to do, what I wanted to achieve, and the steps I needed to take to get there. - Once I had this “somewhat” established, it was a matter of reaching out and networking with people that could put me in a position to make these goals come into fruition.
Where are you currently working/position there/where are you currently living? - I’m currently working at Keemotion, an automated sports production technology company, as the Manager of US Accounts. - Living in the Bronx, NY