On Feb. 24, Oregon State nearly pulled through to capture a saving grace kind of moment in a season of disappointment. The Beavers took a ranked USC squad to double-overtime and nearly pulled the upset before falling 94-91.

The star that day was guard Dashawn Davis. He put up 31 points while shooting 13-of-24 from the field and carrying the Beaver offense. Twenty-seven of those points came after the halftime break as Davis pulled the Beavers back from a seven-point deficit. It was only his second game of the year with more than 20 points, but it showcased the potential Davis had as a go-to scorer.

But in the aftermath of a 3-28 season, the Beavers are in full-on teardown/rebuild mode. Davis will play elsewhere next season, according to Verbal Commits. He entered the transfer portal this week.

Davis was a First-Team All American at the junior college level in 2020-21 before coming to Corvallis. He spent two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College before moving to the D1 level. As a sophomore, he averaged 17.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 9.6 assists, and 2.8 steals a game on his way to being rated as the seventh-best junior college prospect in the country for the 2021 cycle by 247Sports.

As a freshman, Davis had a 41-point explosion in a season that saw him average better than 20 points and six assists a game.

The Bronx native appeared in 27 games last season for Oregon State, earning 21 starts. He averaged 10.9 points a night with shooting splits of 45.7%/18.8%/65.5%. Davis’ 5.5 assists per game led all Pac-12 players.

Where he goes, and how Oregon State rebuilds the rotation next season, will be interesting to watch.