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‘He knows how to score’

It’s early August 2018, and Green Bay’s month-long search for talent has ended. Coach Linc Darner’s staff files into a meeting room to begin sifting intelligence gathered from watching games in side gyms. By the time they finish, prospects populating the program’s recruiting board will be sorted and prioritized. As their deliberations unfold, one name slowly gathered momentum: Amari Davis.

The 6-foot-3 combo guard’s lean 175-pound frame never cut an imposing figure in the layup line. And over that summer, the native of Trotwood, Ohio, a suburb just to the west of Dayton, hadn’t carved a destructive path through the Under Armor Association circuit.