Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rebel's Service Leads to Game with President

As a member of the United States Army, Alonso Davis brings talent and a unique perspective to the Rebels each time he steps on the court. After joining the Army in 2005, Davis continued to hone his basketball skills, and was awarded a spot on the 2010 All-Army Basketball team, which afforded him the chance to meet, and play against, President Barack Obama. Davis has been in the Army since 2005, and has previously been stationed at Fort Lee (Virginia) and Fort Eustis (Virginia). He was also a part of the 619th Transportation Company when he was deployed to Iraq over parts of 2009 and 2010. Following his time in Iraq, Davis was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service while on duty in Iraq, and is currently a member of the 3rd Army Augmentation Company. In his first season with the Rebels, Davis has appeared in 3 games and averaged 3.7 points and 3 rebounds per game. None of his contributions on the court, however, can match the contributions that he and all past and current members of the Armed Forces have made as a member of our military…and for that, the Tampa Bay Rebels would like to say, “THANK YOU!”