Muskegon’s Deyonta Davis drafted by Celtics, trade to Memphis pending
NEW YORK — Muskegon native Deyonta Davis was selected with the 31th overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2016 NBA Draft on Thursday night — but will be traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The 19-year-old set a Michigan State freshman record with 64 blocks in his only season for the Spartans before leaving East Lansing early to turn pro, hoping to be a lottery pick. Davis’s fall to the second round was one of the big surprises of the draft.
Davis was a McDonald’s All-American his senior season at Muskegon High School in 2015, winning the Hal Schram Michigan Mr. Basketball Award. He was also a key part of the Big Reds squad that won a state championship in 2014.