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BYU Great Brandon Davies Wears Black Lives Matter Gear, Helps Team To Win In Liga ACB Restart

Brandon Davies during the match between FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich, corresponding to the week 28 of the Euroleague, played at the Palau Blaugransa, on 06th March 2020, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Joan Valls/Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU basketball great Brandon Davies sported Black Lives Matter gear prior to helping his team pick up a victory in the Liga ACB’s restart.

The former Cougar forward and FC Barcelona played against Divina Seguros Joventut on Wednesday, June 17.

Prior to the game, Davies was photographed wearing a shirt and shoes to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Davies is one of many professional athletes to show support for the international movement in recent weeks. Protests across the globe were sparked by the death of George Floyd in late May when Floyd, a black man, died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.

Davies went on to help his team to a 96-92 win. He finished the game with four points and a pair of rebounds.

“Black Lives Matter,” Davies posted on Instagram following the victory. “Thanks FC Barcelona & teammates for the support in this quest for Equality!”

 

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✊🏾✊🏽✊🏿#BlackLivesMatter 🔵🔴 #ForçaBarça!

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For Davies and Barcelona, it was the first game of competitive basketball since the coronavirus pandemic halted play following their last game on March 8.

After the first game back, Davies tweeted, “Basketball is back! lil rusty but happy we got the win!”

Through 21 games of Liga ACB play this season, Davies is averaging 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 0.5 blocks in 18.2 minutes per contest.

Davies and his team have four more games left in the final stage of the Liga Endesa. FC Barcelona is in Group A and will play the following teams coming up:

  • Unicaja Màlaga
  • Kirolbet Baskonia
  • Bilbao Basket
  • Iberostar Tenerife

According to Barcelona’s website, “the top two teams from each group of six will go on to play in the semi-finals on June 28, with the final on June 30. All ties will consist of just one game.”

FC Barcelona’s next game is against Unicaja on Friday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. (MDT).

Davies has been a member of the Spanish club since the summer of 2019.

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