Brandon Davies is an American-born Ugandan professional basketball player. He currently plays for FC Barcelona in the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague.
Davies has already spent nearly a decade playing professional basketball in numerous leagues. In the initial phase of his career, he played for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA.
Besides, he has played in various leagues abroad, including the Italian first division LBA and the French basketball league, LNB Pro A. With his cheerfulness and undeniable charm, the player has won the hearts of his fans from all over the world.
Moreover, he has high regard for work ethics and believes that every game is an opportunity for further improvement. Remaining true to his beliefs, he has always delivered for his team.
Since making his way into his professional career, Brandon has achieved so much that only a few can dream of. From being a French League Cup winner to being a Spanish League winner just recently in 2021, he has come a long way.
Moreover, the player already in his early 30s is in very good shape and full of confidence to go into many more battles in the days to come.
Now, let’s discover more about this ferocious player’s early life, interesting journey throughout his career, wife, kids, and net worth.
But before moving into the details, here are some quick facts about Brandon Davies.
|Full Name||Brandon Davies|
|Date of Birth||July 25, 1991|
|Birth Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the USA|
|Age||31 years old|
|Height||2.08 m (6 feet 10 inches)|
|Weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|Father’s Name||Not Available|
|Mother’s Name||Linda Kathleen Davies|
|Siblings||A brother and a sister|
|Siblings’ Name||Shawn Davies, Heather Davies|
|Wife’s Name||Lenzie Quist|
|Kids||A daughter and two sons|
|Kid’s Name||Zaylie Davies, Kayze Davies, Enzo Davies|
|Profession||Professional basketball player|
|NBA Draft||2013/ Undrafted|
|League||• Liga ACB|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Currently plays for||FC Barcelona|
|Career Highlights & Awards|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram|
|Last Update||November, 2022|
Brandon Davies | Early Life, Family & Education
On July 25, 1991, Brandon Davies was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There is no reliable information about his biological parents. However, he says that his mother was just 16 when she gave birth to him.
When Brandon was just two days old, his mother gave him over to Linda Kaithleen, who adopted him. She would give him everything he wanted, and Davies would go on to call her his mother.
Brandon spent his childhood in Provo, Utah, and attended Provo High School. Meanwhile, Brandon developed an avid interest in soccer and started playing for Utah Rangers FC as a striker. He was relatively much taller than all his teammates and played much better.
However, after some years, he grew tired of soccer. Many of his close friends had started basketball by then and encouraged him to try out the sport as he was very tall.
Heeding their proposal, Brandon joined them and started playing basketball.
However, he struggled to strengthen his game in the initial phase but improved very little. Consequently, he got dropped from the first team.
Meanwhile, his mother, Kaithleen, motivated him and supported him to keep going after his dreams. Likewise, his siblings, Shawn and Heather, accompanied him while going for training sessions and helped him, regularly cheering him up.
Shawn and Heather were originally from India. Kathleen had adopted them like Brandon when they were very little.
Meanwhile, Brandon never gave up and worked very hard to take his place in his High School team. He practiced regularly and improved very much that, in the end, he finally made it.
After high school, Davies attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Brandon Davies | Career
High School Career
Brandon Davies joined Provo High School in Utah and played soccer. Soon after, he switched to basketball and struggled very hard before making his team.
After failing to impress the coaches, he was initially dismissed from the team. However, he started to perform better over time, and he got more playing time in his second year.
Following this, he frequently appeared on the court for Provo’s team and helped his team bag some state titles in his second and junior years.
He remained committed and regularly attended practice sessions during high school.
At the end of high school, he chose to play college basketball at Brigham Young University in Utah.
Brandon Davis chose to go to Brigham Young University over a few other universities in 2009. The player did not get to play many matches in his first year. However, he won the coaches’ trust and became one of the important players in his sophomore year.
Davies was having a great time as the team’s key player under the leadership of Jimmer Fredette and was averaging 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game when he got caught up in a controversy involving his girlfriend.
He was suspended from the team in 2011 for violating BYU’s honor code. In addition, the team management had made an allegation of having premarital sex with his girlfriend, Danica Mendivil.
Brigham Young finished the season with a 27-2 record and ranked No. 3 in the AP Poll that year.
However, he returned to the team as a junior and started afresh after realizing his mistakes and apologizing to his team members.
He displayed incredible gameplay in his last two seasons and was named to the All-West Coast Conference team in both new seasons.
In his final season, he became team captain and achieved good numbers averaging 17.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.
Brandon decided to go for the 2013 NBA draft after his graduation. Meanwhile, he decided to join Portsmouth Invitational Tournament pre-draft camp. He performed very well there and was quite hopeful that he would get picked up in the upcoming NBA draft.
Sadly, no club chose him in the 2013 NBA draft. Following this, Brandon signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in September that year, but the club released him the next month.
Soon after, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers on October 28, 2013. He made his NBA debut in a match against the Chicago Bulls in which he posted two critical points.
However, Brandon had a finger injury just two months into the league, which forced him to go on a long rest.
Brandon then briefly played again for the 76ers in 2014, after which he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets for the remaining 2014 season. He played 7 games all together from the club before being released in 2015.
Brandon had to abandon the NBA as no club showed interest in him. However, many foreign clubs pursued him following his release, and he eventually joined the French club, Elan Chalon.
Likewise, he played in various other leagues in different countries, winning leagues such as French League and Lithuanian LKL League before proceeding to Barcelona to play in the Liga ACB.
Davis signed a two-year contract with FC Barcelona on July 4, 2019. His team became the Spanish League winners in 2021, and he is still playing for the same club in 2022.
Besides, Brandon is also a member of the Ugandan national basketball team.
Age, Weight & Height
As of 2022, the experienced basketball player is 31 of age. He celebrates his birthday every July 25.
Brandon was quite abnormally tall, even in his school days. He currently stands 2.08 m (6 feet 8 inches) tall and weighs around 240 lb (109 kg).
Moreover, he has black hair color and beautiful black eyes, talking about his body features. In addition, to complement his looks, the athlete mostly has thin black facial hair.
Further speaking about his body features, Brandon has an athletic body and mostly remains fit, except that he has suffered a few injuries in his entire professional career to date.
Net Worth, Salary & Career Earnings
FC Barcelona’s most popular center has an estimated net worth of around $1 million.
Brandon has obviously earned far less than what was previously presumed as his career in the NBA came to a halt quite sooner than expected. However, the player has a good lifestyle and is happy with his life.
Brandon’s chief source of earnings is league games. He received around $0.5 million for his rookie season alone.
In addition, he earned about $1.2 million from NBA league games in the next three seasons before playing league games abroad.
Brandon Davies | Wife & Kids
Brandon Davies is married to Lenzie Quist. The duo first met around 2014 in Provo and soon began dating. According to Davis, he and Lenzie were introduced through their mutual friends.
The two made it official by marrying in 2015 in a ceremony held in California. They currently have three beautiful kids, a daughter, and two younger sons.
Their eldest child, Zaylie, was born in 2016. Similarly, they welcomed their second child, Kayle, in 2019.
The couple is blessed with a third child, Enzo. His family travels a lot and has lived together with him in whichever country he plays. As of now, his whole family lives in Spain, Barcelona.
Moreover, he feels that his wife’s support is one of the main factors for his success and feels grateful to her.
Awards & Achievement
Brandon Davies has won numerous awards and titles throughout his professional basketball career. In addition, he has achieved quite a lot of individual honors.
Here are some of Brandon’s achievements:
- Spanish League Champion (2021)
- Lithuanian LKL Champion (2018, 2019)
- French League Cup Champion (2017)
- All-EuroLeague First Team (2019)
- Lithuanian LKL Finals MVP (2018)
- First-team All-WCC (2012, 2013)
- Lithuanian Kings Mindaugas Cup winner (2018)
Brandon Davies on Social Media
Brandon usually posts photos related to personal and professional life on his Insta account. Likewise, he mostly tweets league updates and basketball news on his Twitter account.
You can follow and enjoy seeing his interesting posts by clicking on the links below:
Instagram: 40.9k followers (As of February 2022)
Twitter: 14.9k followers (As of February 2022)
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)
Is Brandon Davies a Mormon?
Yes, Brandon Davies is a Mormon who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The player is believed to have converted to this faith before joining BYU.
How did Brandon get caught in BYU?
It is unclear how Brandon Davies got caught after violating BYU conduct codes.
However, he admitted that he had premarital sex with his girlfriend to the college authority during the trial and accepted the suspension. Later he apologized for the mistakes, and his college team pardoned him.