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Two-time All-Big Sky Conference guard Jacob Davison enters NCAA transfer portal

Eastern Washington’s Jacob Davison drives through three Idaho State defenders during a March 5 Big Sky game at Reese Court.  (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review)

One of Eastern Washington’s most electrifying players is leaving the program.

Two-time All-Big Sky Conference guard Jacob Davison recently entered the NCAA transfer portal, shortly before head coach Shantay Legans accepted the same position at the University of Portland on Monday.

An acrobatic dunker and long-range shooter, the 6-foot-5 guard from Long Beach, California, averaged nearly 17 points a game between his sophomore and junior seasons.

But Davison, selected as Big Sky preseason most valuable player this past season, saw his playing time decrease dramatically during the Eagles’ recent run to the NCAA Tournament when EWU changed its defensive approach.

Davison, who was also battling a major hip injury, still scored a game-high 18 points in his final game at Reese Court earlier this month, a 76-62 win over Idaho State.

He will get an additional senior year because the 2020-2021 season did not count against a player’s eligibility because of the coronavirus pandemic.