College Basketball Player Trusts God After Missing All-Time Scoring Record

Photo from Antoine Davis’ Instagram

College Basketball Player Trusts God After Missing All-Time Scoring Record

By Movieguide® Contributor

While chasing the college basketball all-time scoring record, Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis has kept an eternal perspective.

After losing in the quarterfinal game of the Horizon League Tournament last week, Davis is now 4 points shy of breaking Pete Maravich’s NCAA all-time scoring record. However, last Thursday’s game may have been his last appearance in college basketball. 

Davis is at peace despite missing a three-point attempt at the buzzer that would have at least tied the scoring record. 

“I was a couple of points short of the record. God knows what He’s doing,” Davis said. Even without the record, he still knows that his college career was “special,” and he is thankful to have “had the opportunity to play for [his] dad.”

Two weeks ago, Davis was baptized, an event more significant than breaking the scoring record.

“That’s probably the biggest day of our lives with [Davis], to be able to know that he’s walking with Christ now,” Davis’ father, Mike, said. “That’s a perfect complement to everything that he’s done. It was so special to see and be a part of.”

Davis has found joy in surrendering his life to the Lord.

“Being able to give myself up to God, I felt so much better then, just being able to do that,” he said. “That was a special thing, and I feel so good. I feel like He’s right there with me every step of the way.”

Davis may have another opportunity to break the scoring record if his team is invited to the College Basketball Invitational, where he would be all but guaranteed to break the record.

While Davis isn’t sure where he will end up, he will be content wherever God leads him.

“The NBA, professional basketball, or wherever God takes me,” he said. “Those are the goals, but I just want to give back to the kids in general. I ultimately want to be a player development coach and train kids.”

“I enjoy the game, but I know basketball could stop for me tomorrow or whenever. I was brought up to be appreciative of everything and not to take anything for granted,” he concluded. 

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