Child: Maravich would be ‘cheering on’ Davis
For the last couple of days, Jaeson Maravich, the eldest son of “Pistol” Pete Maravich, has actually wondered what his late father would have thought about Detroit Mercy star Antoine Davis potentially breaking his NCAA all-time career scoring record on Thursday in his team’s match versus Youngstown State in the Horizon League tournament quarterfinals at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Plus.Maravich told ESPN Thursday that he thinks his dad would have commemorated Davis’pursuit of 3,667 career points. Davis (3,642 career points in five years)is 25 points from connecting the all-time Department I scoring record.”I was considering this a few days ago:’What would my papa say?’ “Maravich said. “I think he ‘d be cheering the kid on. I truly do. I don’t think the records indicated that much to him, to be honest. I know later on in his life, they absolutely didn’t indicate anything to him. Possibly earlier when he was playing, he took pride in it. However I don’t think he ‘d be bitter about it. I believe he ‘d be excited for [Davis] and hope he would break it [Thursday]”Editor’s Picks 1 Associated However Maravich likewise said the two records are tough to compare.His father played
in the age when freshmen weren’t eligible to compete, so Maravich just had 3 years to set the
mark (he averaged 44.2 PPG ). He also played before the 3-point line had been introduced to guys’s college basketball. With more years and more ways to rating, Maravich stated, his father’s record would have been untouchable.” To me, it’s an apples and oranges comparison,”Maravich said.”I take a look at it as two entirely different records. It’s really so difficult to compare because it’s so different. His freshman year didn’t even count since freshmen couldn’t play university. I simply take a look at what he did in 3 years and that’s like a video-game numbers kind of thing.”The additional season granted to all NCAA professional athletes who were affected by COVID allowed Davis to return to Detroit Mercy for a fifth season and position himself to go after the all-time mark on Thursday night. Davis has stated that he appreciates Maravich and never anticipated to get near to his record, but he likewise thinks his accomplishments stand, too.Davis has actually played 143 games in his profession, while Maravich played in 83 games at LSU. However Davis( 2,961 )has fewer field goal efforts than Maravich(3,166 ), although Maravich didn’t have access to a 3-point line.
Davis (584 3-point attempts) is the Division I all-time leader in 3-pointers. While Maravich argued that his father’s mark is still among the game’s most excellent records no matter what occurs Thursday night, he stated he will celebrate Davis ‘accomplishment if he breaks the record on Thursday night.
“If he breaks it, I’ll more than happy for him,”Maravich stated.”I’m not going to be bitter about it. Obviously, every record my papa has, I would like to stand the test of time. But if he breaks it, he breaks it, whether he broke it in 5 years or whatever, I’ll be happy for him. But I just take a look at it like it’s so hard to compare things like this.”