Walter Davis has a feel-good story that he can share with quite a few Mott Community College basketball players of the past. Davis, an athletic 6-4 forward from Memphis, came to Flint two years ago after Mott head coach Steve Schmidt saw him play while recruiting point guard Darryl “Boo” Marshall. Schmidt thought Davis could be an impact player at the JUCO level, even though the feeling was not shared by many (he wasn’t recruited much, if at all, out of high school).
Fast forward two years and Davis is leaving Mott with a degree and a chance to play at the D-1 level. Soon, he will sign with Florida A&M University. The Rattlers compete in the MEAC.
Schmidt calls Davis “the true definition of a student-athlete” and for good reason. He finished his career at Mott with a 3.4 grade point average. On the court, he averaged eight points, nine rebounds and three blocks per game in helping Mott to the program’s fourth national championship.
Davis was among the top defensive players in the state as a sophomore and arguably the MCCAA’s most electrifying athlete.