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Towson’s John Davis out for the year following gunshot wound


Towson’s John Davis will miss the rest of the season after he was shot in the leg in his native Philadelphia in a drive-by shooting Saturday night.

“His health is fine,” Towson head coach Pat Skerry said curing Tuesday’s CAA conference call. “He’ll be able to play next year overseas, but he won’t play the rest of this season. He’s been a leader for us and a good role model for our guys. We are forever grateful for John. He’s done a lot more for our program than what we were ever able to do for him.”

Davis, who was one of Skerry’s first commitments when he took over the Towson program, was averaging 11.8 points and 7.6 boards. That Towson team went 1-31 amidst NCAA sanctions.

Davis stayed in Philadelphia following Towson’s win over Drexel last weekend to attend a commemoration for his nine-month old son. A bullet grazed his left leg when someone opened fire. Another person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.