NC State head coach Sidney Lowe announced today that forward Josh Davis has decided to transfer from NC State.
Davis played in 31 games this past season, including a pair of ACC starts, but did not see action the final five games of the season. The local product from Athens Drive High School averaged 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game as a freshman.
"Josh was one of the hardest workers we had this past season," said Lowe. "Whenever he was inserted into the game something positive seemed to happen. Josh just expressed to me that he feels like he could have better opportunities at another school. We wish him nothing but the best."
It's too bad he wasn't willing to stick it out here, but I certainly understand the decision. With Leslie and Wood likely assuming the vast majority of the minutes at the 3, playing time was going to be hard to come by.
Here's what I wrote about Josh back in March:
Josh Davis displayed a clear understanding of his limitations and did exactly what was asked of him--namely, bring the hustle. He's not likely to ever be an effective scorer at this level, and I don't know how much room there is for him next year, but it's nice to know that we have a guy who is willing to handle the little things.
Alas. Good luck, Josh.