Valencia adds Brandon Davies, makes a deal with Damien Inglis

2023-07-05T12:14:29+00:00 2023-07-05T14:59:09+00:00.

Aris Barkas

05/Jul/23 12:14

Αfter playing for Barcelona and last year for Milan in Italy, Brandon Davies returns to Spain for Valencia

By Eurohoops team/

Brandon Davies was released from Milan and will continue his career in Valencia for the next two years. The two clubs and the player made a deal that became official today.

Per EuroLeague’s press release: Valencia Basket has come to terms with two-time All-EuroLeague big man Brandon Davies on a multi-year deal. Davies (2.08 meters, 31 years old) arrives from EA7 Emporio Armani Milan, where he averaged 10.2 points and 3.2 rebounds as a part-time starter in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague last season. The talented big man earned MVP of the Round honors in Round 14 of the 2022-23 campaign after scoring 15 points, grabbing 6 rebounds, dishing 7 rebounds, recording 2 steals and drawing 10 fouls in Milan’s 67-71 win at Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade.

Last year was his only season in the fashion capital, with Davies having also played two campaigns in the EuroLeague with Zalgiris Kaunas (2017-18, 2018-19) and three with FC Barcelona (2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22). Davies helped Zalgiris reach the 2018 Final Four as a EuroLeague rookie, before being voted to the All-EuroLeague First Team the following season. In his time with Barcelona, he reached two more Final Fours and was named to the 2020-21 All-EuroLeague Second Team.

Over his five campaigns to date in the EuroLeague, Davies has proven himself to be a consistent threat on the offensive end of the floor. Through his 202 appearances to date, the Philadelphia-born center has averaged 10.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and a 12.1 PIR in 20:13 minutes on the floor. His best year so far in the EuroLeague was his second and final season with Zalgiris in 2018-19, as he posted 14.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and a 16.9 PIR across 34 games.

Davies enters the 2023-24 EuroLeague season tied for 48th place in the all-time charts in rebounding with 818 boards. He is also tied for 26th in free throws made with 541, 36th with 279 career offensive rebounds, 52nd in scoring (2,197 points) and 70th in blocks (79).

Davies began his professional career in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets. He has also played for Chalon sur Saone and AS Monaco in the French League and also Varese in Italy. His trophy case includes national championships from Lithuania, Spain and Italy, as well as national cups from France, Lithuania and Spain.

Valencia made a deal with Damian Inglis

That’s not all from Valencia, as the club has made a deal to add French forward Damien Inglis. Encestando first reported the news, and Eurohoops sources can confirm.

Inglis recently parted ways with Gran Canaria after winning the 7Days EuroCup last season. He averaged 9.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in 17 appearances during the triumphant run.

A former 31st overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2014, Inglis also played 33 games in the ACB League, averaging 8.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per match.

Inglis began his basketball journey playing with INSEP and started his professional career with Centre Federal before joining Chorale Roanne in 2013 for a season. He then spent two seasons under contract with the Bucks but had limited appearances, mostly playing in the G League.

In 2017, Inglis returned to Europe and played for Orlandina in Italy before donning the jerseys of SIG Strasbourg, Limoges, and Monaco in France. He later moved to Spain, joining Bilbao in 2021. Prior to winning the EuroCup with Gran Canaria, he also achieved the same feat with Monaco in 2021 and won the French Cup with Strasbourg in 2018.