Tuesday, February 7

5 facts on the Alabama men’s basketball guard

Alabama men’s basketball guard JD Davison stands out on the court for the Crimson Tide. First, it’s the hair. Then, it’s what happens when the ball is in his hands.

Davison became coach Nate Oats’ first five-star commit at Alabama. A native of Letohatchee, Alabama, Davison decided to stay in his home state for college, committing to the Crimson Tide on his 18th birthday over the likes of Auburn, Kansas, LSU, Memphis, and Michigan.

“To get to play for one of my favorite teams growing up, that’s a dream,” Davison said in March 2021. “Plus it’s home. For me to just be two hours away, where my family can see me play, that’s a blessing .”

Here is some basic information about JD Davison:

  • full name: Jerdarrian “JD” Davison
  • Height: 6 feet, 3 inches
  • Weight: 195 pounds
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Birthday: Oct. 3, 2002.
  • Hometown: Letohatchee, Alabama
  • High School: Calhoun High School

Here are five more things to know about Alabama men’s basketball guard JD Davison.

When was the last time JD Davison got a haircut?

Alabama guard JD Davison (3) concentrates on his defensive play as the Crimson Tide faced Auburn in Coleman Coliseum Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2021.

In March 2020, JD Davison told the Montgomery Advertiser that he hasn’t cut his hair since the second grade. By the looks of his locks now, that trend has continued since his arrival in Tuscaloosa.

JD Davison has his own line of underwear

JD Davison partnered with PSD for his own signature collection of underwear. The collection features two different designs, “Crimson Ice” and “Ice and Chains.”

With a retail price of $25, both designs were sold out on PSD’s website as of Jan. 29, 2022.

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Basketball runs in JD Davison’s family

Alabama guard JD Davison (3) gets congratulations from fans in Coleman Coliseum on the campus of the University of Alabama Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Alabama defeated LSU 70-67.

JD Davison’s cousin Duke Miles starred at Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery and now plays collegiately for Troy University.

Davison also followed in his brothers’ footsteps at Calhoun High School. His brother Ja’Keem was a two-time All-Metro player, and his brother JaMarcus was a two-time All-Metro honorable mention. His brother Jerome Jr. also played basketball at Calhoun.

Davison told the Montgomery Advertiser in March 2020 that Ja’Keem once posterized him with a slam dunk.

“He threw it off the backboard,” JD Davison said. “When I turned around, he dunked on me. He didn’t hurt me. He just dunked on me.”

Hair-raising effort:Calhoun’s JD Davison a cut above

JD Davison ended his high school career by scoring 45 points

Alabama guard JD Davison (3) takes the ball for a lay up over Auburn center Dylan Cardwell (44) in Coleman Coliseum Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2021.

JD Davison scored 45 of Calhoun’s 77 points in the final game of his high school career, which ended in a loss to Midfield in the 2021 AHSAA semifinals. The year prior, he hit a buzzer-beater to win the state championship.

“For those who have grumbled about the occasional missed layup or bobbled lob pass by Alabama this year, rest assured that when Davison gets to the rim, he can assuredly finish,” the late Cecil Hurt wrote for the Tuscaloosa News after the game.

Cecil Hurt:JD Davison ended his prep career with a 45-point flurry. Next stop: Alabama

JD Davison is just one of five players to repeat as Alabama’s Mr. Basketball

Missouri guard Jarron Coleman (5) grabs a rebound between Alabama forward Noah Gurley (0) and Alabama guard JD Davison (3) in Coleman Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.

JD Davison was named Alabama’s Mr. Basketball as a junior at Calhoun in 2020 and again as a senior in 2021.

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The only other Alabama high school players to be named Mr. Basketball in back-to-back years? Trendon Watford (2018, 19), John Petty (2016, 17), Trevor Lacey (2010, 11), and Ronald Steele (2003, 04).

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Here is a link to the JD Davison bio on the Alabama men’s basketball website.


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