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Raptors cooperating with NBA on Davis arrest

Field Level Media

October 30, 2020 at 7:15 pm.

The Toronto Raptors announced on Friday that the team is cooperating with the NBA following the arrest of guard Terence Davis earlier this week in New York.

Davis, 23, was charged by the New York Police Department with seven criminal offenses following an incident involving a woman in a luxury hotel apartment in Midtown Manhattan. Those charges include two counts of assault, harassment, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief.

“Incidents of this kind are addressed and managed by the League through the Joint NBA-NBPA Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse,” the Raptors said in a statement. “The Toronto Raptors take these issues very seriously, and we will fully cooperate and support the League in its investigation of this matter as we work to determine the appropriate next steps for our team.”

USA Today reported that the 20-year-old woman told authorities she was Davis’ girlfriend. He is alleged to have hit her in the face, causing pain to her eye, and breaking the screen of her phone.

ESPN cited the criminal complaint as alleging the woman’s son, who was said to be standing nearby when Davis struck her, also fell down in the incident.

The Raptors signed Davis as a free agent after he wasn’t drafted in 2019. He played four seasons at Ole Miss.

Davis made an impact for the Raptors during the 2019-20 season and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

In 72 games (four starts) in the regular season, the 6-foot-4 Davis averaged 7.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 16.8 minutes per game. he averaged 7.2 points in six playoff games.

Davis was fifth among rookies in 3-point percentage (38.8 percent).