As an Aztecs fan of a certain age, the name Josh Davis carries with it a little baggage. Davis, for all you youngsters out there, was the star player for Rat Boy McClain’s pretty good and super annoying Wyoming teams of the early aughts. Those Cowboys used to beat up on the Aztecs regularly, except for that one time that they didn’t.
So when I hear the name Josh Davis, I think of this.
This would be creepy enough as a photo, but this is actually a GIF on a 15 second video loop. If you watch closely, you can see a shadow slowly move across his joyless face.
But thanks to today’s news, I can purge this image from my head once and for all. There’s a new Josh Davis in town, eveybody!
So what does this new Josh Davis — the Josh Davis who fights for freedom and justice — look like? You tell me, white person and CBS Sports College Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman:
The Aztecs also sold Davis on the comparison to former San Diego State star Kawhi Leonard, who is long and athletic and also bears a facial resemblance as well.
Dude. I bet they all look alike to you, don’t they Jeff. I mean, there better be a pretty strong resemblance for me to not just come right out and call you a racis …
Oh. In that case, I retract my accusation.
(Another similarity: On my first page of Google image results, there are no pictures of Josh Davis smiling. Not one. One can safely assume he his saving up his grins just in case he might have the opportunity to taunt Jimmer Fredette in the near future.)
So this is probably the point in the post where you expect me to get serious and break down the senior Tulane transfer’s seismic impact on the 2013-14 Aztecs. HAHAHAHA you must be new here. My superficial observations have only begun, sir.
Such as these pros and cons of the Davis get:
- He is 6-foot-8, which science indicates is rather tall.
- He had 19 double-doubles last year, which is only a tenth as many as Bryce Massamba ate, but still.
- His insertion as a scoring threat down low takes heaps of pressure off developing sophomore Skylar Spencer and allows JJ O’Brien to
miss easy shots from elsewhere on the floorshow his considerable versatility.
- Ohio State was making a push for this guy, so be sure to rub it in Buckeyes fans’ faces after we moral victory them in football next year (SPOILER ALERT!). Though remember to be prepared to answer the retort, “Who the fuck is Josh Davis, bruh?”
- He does things like this, apparently:
- He hit 71.6 percent of his free throws, so just feel free to make your own Deshawn Stephens free throw joke here.
- If he sucks or turns out to be some kind of asshole, he’s only a one-year rental!
- He very probably does not suck and does not appear to be an asshole based on that one random postgame interview I just watched on youtube.
- He once lost to USD. Better cut that shit out in a hurry, mister.
- I am James Johnson.
- That idiot AztecsKillingHim pretty much thinks everyone is going to be an impact transfer.
In summation: Good player make Aztecs more good. I approve of this development.
The Aztecs are definitely going back to the NCAA Tournament this year. And if they don’t, at least I’ll have a new Josh Davis haunting my dreams.