Latin Davis to leave Penguins’ team

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University 5-foot-11, 165-pound sophomore guard Latin Davis, a Ypsilanti, Mich., native, has left the men’s basketball team.

A YSU spokesperson confirmed the move, but added the university will not put out a release on Davis’ departure.

This is the first player to leave YSU since coach Jerrod Calhoun took over more than a month ago.

Davis, a backup point guard, averaged three points and two rebounds per game last season.

This gives the Penguins another scholarship available for the 2017-18 season.

YSU, which went 13-21 last season, has five players either signed or verbally committed for next season.

Lorain’s Naz Bohannon (6-6, 220), Carmel, Ind. Garrett Covington (6-4, 190), Clemmons, N.C.’s Jacob Brown (6-8, 183) have signed. Michael Akuchie (6-8, 210) from St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fla.) and Devin Morgan (5-10, 180) have verbally committed, taking care of the five scholarships available coming into this offseason. Morgan, who spent his first two seasons at Delaware State, has to sit out this upcoming season because of NCAA transfer rules.

YSU currently has 13 players on the roster — 12 scholarships and a walk-on. If any of those 12 scholarship players leave like Davis, that opens up another spot for the 2017-18 season. So far, YSU only has one more availability for next campaign.

Teams are restricted to a maximum of 13 scholarship players and two walk-ons.