Fresno State men’s basketball coach Rodney Terry reinstated forward Alex Davis, who was suspended indefinitely for actions detrimental to the team prior to a Jan. 31 game at Colorado State.
The 6-foot-9 senior practiced with the team Sunday and will be available on Tuesday when Bulldogs play at UNLV in a crucial Mountain West Conference game. Fresno State is 6-4 and in fifth place in conference play, just one game behind leaders San Diego State and Wyoming in the loss column.
“We’ve had a chance to work through some things with him, with his teammates, and he came back (Sunday) and had a positive attitude, positive work, and he’s been doing everything else he’s supposed to be doing off the court, taking care of his business in the classroom and things of that nature,” Terry said.
“He has held up his end of the bargain. He obviously has some things that he has to live up to in terms of expectations returning. But aside from that, we’re moving forward.”
Davis was not available to comment after the Bulldogs’ practice.
The senior had started eight consecutive games before his suspension, but Terry said that sophomore Karachi Edo would remain in the starting lineup at UNLV. When Davis was out, Edo started games at Colorado State and against San Jose State, scoring four points with four rebounds against the Rams and 12 points with four rebounds and two blocked shots against the Spartans.
“We’re going to continue to do what we’ve done there and (Davis) will have an opportunity to come off the bench and gives us a positive contribution off the bench,” Terry said.