Devo Davis returns to Arkansas men's basketball team

Arkansas guard Davonte Davis (4) shoots, Saturday, January 20, 2024 during the second half of a basketball game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. (Charlie Kaijo/NWA Democrat-Gazette)

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman announced on his radio show Monday that senior guard Davonte "Devo" Davis has rejoined the team.

Davis missed three games — losses to Kentucky and LSU, and a win at Missouri — since the program announced he had stepped away from the team. The 6-4 guard from Jacksonville averages 6.5 points and 4 rebounds. 

His temporary departure was announced minutes before the Razorbacks took the floor against Kentucky on Jan. 27, and the reasoning has not been clarified.

Davis was listed on the team's roster throughout his absence.

“Devo and I met yesterday and had a great meeting in the office,” Musselman said. “He is back with the team and practiced today. We’re excited to have him back.”

Davis last played during a 77-51 loss to Ole Miss on Jan. 24. He was benched at the 6:50 mark of the first half and did not return due to a coach’s decision, Musselman said after the game.

Musselman also said there is no update on injured forward Trevon Brazile, who has missed the past three games with knee soreness. Whether it is the same knee in which he tore his anterior cruciate ligament last season is unclear.

Arkansas is scheduled to host Georgia at 5 p.m. Saturday.