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Davies impressing Sixers

DALLAS – Brandon Davies went undrafted out of Brigham Young University. Then, the Los Angeles Clippers waived him in the preseason.

Davies impressing Sixers

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Philadelphia 76ers´ Brandon Davies in action during an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Brandon Davies in action during an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

DALLAS  – Brandon Davies went undrafted out of Brigham Young University. Then, the Los Angeles Clippers waived him in the preseason.

But the 6-foot-10, 240-pound rookie is making quite an impression with the Sixers.

“He’s got a real motor,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said of the combo forward. “He’s got a tenacity that you are born with.  … I love the way he plays.”

Davies is averaging 2.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 10.5 minutes in eight game appearances. He had a career-best eight rebounds Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans.  The 22-year-old is a power forward by trade.  But he had to practice at small forward at Monday’s shootaround due to need.

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“I played the three a little bit when I was with the Clippers,” he said. “So it’s only going to help if I can learn that position here as well. The more positions I can play, the more minutes I can get. That’s all I’m trying to do.”

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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