Dayton Flyers Men’s Basketball Takes On Wyoming At Legends Of Basketball Showcase In Chicago

8 P.M. ET Tip Will Be Played At The United Center

DAYTON — The University of Dayton men’s basketball team travels to Chicago Saturday to play Wyoming in the Legends of Basketball Showcase.  Game time at the United Center is 8 p.m. ET.  The game is sponsored by the NBA Retired Players Association.  Former Flyer great Johnny Davis is the Chairman of the Board of the organization.

Dayton is now 6-5 after last Saturday’s 79-56 win at home over UNC Asheville.   DaRon Holmes II had his fourth consecutive double-double with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Toumani Camara also had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.  There were joined in double digits by R.J. Blakney and Koby Brea (11 points each) and Mustapha Amzil (10).  

The Flyers are the preseason favorite in the Atlantic 10.  Dayton returned all five starters from a team that finished 24-11, and tied for second in the A-10 with a 14-4 record.

Saturday’s game will be carried by WHIO Radio, and televised on the CBS Sports Network. Streaming audio, video and live stats will be available at

• Toumani Camara is this season’s team captain. His 9.1 rebounds a game leads the team.   He has rebounded double-digits in the four games this year including a college career-high (Dayton and Georgia) 18 rebounds vs. SMU. 
• Camara has also stepped up his already strong defensive game.  He leads UD in steals (16) and is second in blocked shots (12).  He guarded all five positions at different points vs. SMU.
• Anthony Grant is the 13th active African-American D-I coach to reach 300 wins.  The others are Tommy Amaker, Mike Anderson, Rod Barnes, Ed Cooley, Mike Davis, Leonard Hamilton, Ron Hunter, James Jones, Ritchie McKay, Lorenzo Romar and Kelvin Sampson.
• DaRon Holmes II (first team), Toumani Camara (second team) and Malachi Smith (second team) were all named Preseason All-Atlantic 10 in a vote of the coaches and selected media this year.  Holmes and Smith were also on the Preseason All-Defensive Team.
•.Holmes has been named to a pair of prestigious watch lists — the L.A. Athletic Club’s John Wooden Player of the Year, and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame’s Karl Malone Award.
• Holmes leads UD in scoring (16.6), is second in rebounding (7.9).  He also leads the UD with 23 blocked shots in the 11 games.  
• Mustapha Amzil has had double digits in all six wins.  His 10.5 ppg. average is third for UD. . 
• Mike Sharavjamts has 26 assists in his four starts at point.
• Koby Brea returned to action for the first time in four games in the Western Michigan win.  He had 11 points (all in 15 minutes in the second half) vs. UNC Asheville.
• Malachi Smith (ankle) and Kobe Elvis (knee) are currently out with injuries suffered in the second half of the BYU game in the Battle 4 Atlantis. 
•Smith, Elvis and Brea (UD’s top three returning guards) have missed a total of 18 games between them so far in 2022-23. 
• Dayton’s four A-10 regular season losses last year included three by a total of four points.

• The Flyers close out non-conference play Tuesday at home against Alcorn State at 7 p.m. ET.



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