After a solid start to his career in France, Brandon Davies has struggled with minutes and production as ES Chalon-Sur-Saone has been up and down. Chalon has dropped to 14-16 on the season after losing six of its last nine games, including a close loss on Saturday to Le Mans.
Here is a look at each of the last four games for Davies and a look at his overall production since moving to the France-ProA league.
Davies had an impressive outing as Chalon knocked off STB Le Havre 80-78 at home. He finished the game with 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the floor, including 0-for-2 from 3-point range. He added five rebounds, an assist and a steal in 21 minutes of action.
Ilian Evitmov and Jason Rich led the way for Chalon in the win. Evitmov came off the bench with 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting from beyond the arc while Rich had 18 points of his own on 7-for-12 shooting from the floor to go along with 10 assists, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal.
William Gradit also had a nice showing with 16 points on 4-for-5 shooting from distance while David Michineau chipped in with 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting.
John Cox and Tyrone Brazelton led the way for Le Havre in the loss. Cox had 16 points on 7-for-18 shooting with three rebounds and three assists while Brazelton had 16 points, five assists and three boards.
Davies struggled as Chalon dropped a tough 84-80 decision to Chalon-Reims. He finished the game with just six points on 2-for-7 shooting from the floor, including a miss on his only 3-point attempt. He did make both his free-throws while adding two rebounds, a steal and a block in 20 minutes.
Marcus Dove and Jason Rich led the way for Chalon in the loss. Dove had 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the field with seven rebounds, four steals and two assists while Rich totaled 17 points, four assists and four steals. William Gradit added 13 points while Ilian Evitmov chipped in with 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting from distance off the bench.
Mark Payne and Tasmin Mitchell carried the load for Chalon-Reims in the win. Payne had 20 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the floor and a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line to go along with nine rebounds, eight steals and three assists while Mitchell registered 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting with four boards and three assists.
Davies had one of his worst performances of the season even though Chalon destroyed JSF Nanterre 96-72. He played just 16 minutes and finished with two points on 1-for-7 shooting from the floor to go with two rebounds and an assist.
Anthony Ireland and William Gradit did most of the damage on the offensive end as Chalon got the lopsided win over one of the best teams in the league. Ireland had 21 points on 6-for-11 shooting from the field with six assists and five rebounds while Gradit managed 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting, including 3-for-3 from beyond the arc.
Jason Rich chipped in with 12 points, 10 assists and four rebounds while Axel Bouteille added 11 points, three rebounds and three assists in 13 minutes.
Nanterre was led Johan Passave-Ducteil who had 14 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the floor while T.J. Campbell added 11 points and five assists.
Davies made some decent contributions, but it wasn’t enough as Chalon fell 68-66 to Le Mans Sarthe Basket. He finished with eight points on 4-for-9 shooting from the floor, including a miss on his only attempt from both the 3-point line and the free-throw line. He added three rebounds, two assists and a block in 20 minutes.
Jason Rich had by far the most productive offensive showing for Chalon in the loss with 24 points on 10-for-19 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-6 from distance.
Marcus Dove added six points and seven rebounds while William Gradit chipped in with seven points and three boards.
Rodrigue Beaubois led the way for Le Mans with 14 points while Charles Kahudi had 13 points on 50 percent shooting with three rebounds and two assists. Judson Wallace also played a nice game with 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the floor to go along with six rebounds, three blocks and two assists.
So far this season, Davies has appeared in 14 games and is averaging 9.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting from 2-point range and 69 percent from the free-throw line with 4.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and one steal in 22.5 minutes.
All statistics are from Eurobasket.com.