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DDN: Wright State’s Davis finds NIL deal that’s a perfect fit

Amari Davis

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Amari Davis hopes to find someplace to play pro basketball after finishing at Wright State in a couple of years.

If that doesn’t work out, though, he might have a hidden talent that could blossom into a career.

“I’ve got good acting skill,” he said with a wide smile. “I’m waiting for somebody to put me in a movie or a show or something.”

The Trotwood native was jesting, but he’s already found work in front of a camera in a Name, Image and Likeness partnership with Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken.

The company contacted him after he announced he was transferring to the Raiders in the spring of 2022. Since Lee’s already was one of his favorite eateries, it was an ideal fit.

“That’s my spot,” Davis said. “I go there and get the jumbo dippers every time. That’s my go-to meal.