Flagler basketball signs two in early signing period

Flagler basketball signs two in early signing period

ST. AUGUSTINE – Flagler College head men's basketball coach Chad Warner has announced that DeMari Davis (Rockford, Ill./Rock Valley College) and Logan Swackhammer (Chillicothe, Ohio/Unioto HS) have officially signed to play basketball and attend Flagler next fall.

Davis is a 6-foot-6, 210-pound power forward who will come to Flagler with two years of eligibility. He helped lead the Eagles to a 23-9 overall record last year and a 10-4 mark in North Central Community College Conference play. Davis averaged 9.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game. He led the team with 263 rebounds and 33 blocked shots as well as shooting 54.9 percent from the field. Davis scored a season-high 32 points on 14-of-17 shooting from the field in a 97-74 win at Harper College (Feb. 1). He grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds vs. Elgin Community College (Dec. 31). Davis prepped at Southport High School in Indianapolis.   

"We are so excited to be adding DeMari to our team," said Warner. "He is very athletic for his size and has a great motor. We believe his skill set is a great fit for our style of play. We were blown away by his character and desire to be excellent in all he does. DeMari plays for a great coach in Evan Lavery at Rock Valley JC and that was of great appeal to us. We want to sign players that love the game and are well coached. DeMari is a home run for us in that regard."

Swackhammer is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound point guard. He was rated the No. 60 junior in Ohio by PrepHoops. He earned AP All-Ohio boys basketball Division II special mention last year as he helped lead the Sherman Tanks to a 19-6 overall record and a perfect 14-0 season in conference play as well as a sectional title. Davis earned first-team all-conference and all-district (AP) honors and took home second-team All-Southeast district (coaches) honors. He scored a season-high 28 points in a 68-61 loss at Miami (Ohio) Trace (Feb. 4). Swackhammer holds the school record for assists in a game with 14.

"Logan is exactly what we wanted to sign in a player," said Warner. "He is a great student and great person. He is a warrior and a winner. We love his feel for the game, his toughness in all he does, and the leadership he will immediately provide to our team on the floor. Logan had multiple scholarship offers for college and we are thrilled he chose to come to Flagler to continue his education and playing career."

Flagler opens its 2017-18 season on Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m., against Shorter University at Flagler Gymnasium.