Ben Davis basketball at the college level

Where are our former stars now?

While our current boys and girls basketball teams are in the middle of their seasons, former Giant players are also in the middle of their college careers.


Ben Davis has had a long history of players continuing their success at the college level, and that tradition still stands today. Here are the Ben Davis alumni who are playing in college today.




Dre (Harry) Wills: Dre (given name Harry) Wills is a 6-1 sophomore guard playing at Vermont (majoring in business administration). While his freshman playing time was limited to 19 games at around six minutes a game, he has emerged this year playing around 26 minutes a game. His play has improved with the increased minutes- he now averages eight points a game at a nice 57 percent field goal percentage. He also posts impressive defensive numbers with 1.5 steals per game and nearly a block per game. His Vermont Catamounts have a 6-8 record and are 2-0 in their America East Conference.


Tony Wills: Tony Wills (yes, brother of Dre Wills) is a 6-3 sophomore guard playing at Illinois State (majoring in management). His story is similar to his brother Dre’s- coming off the bench as a freshman, but emerging as a sophomore. This season Tony is averaging around 22 minutes and about seven points a game, with a 53 percent field goal percentage. His Illinois State Redbirds are 9-6 and are 1-2 in their Missouri Valley Conference.


Trevor Thompson: Trevor Thompson is a 6-11 redshirt sophomore center playing at Ohio State (major undecided). He played for Virginia Tech in his freshman season averaging five points and five rebounds a game, as well as being named to the All-ACC Academic team. His transfer to the Buckeyes makes him ineligible for play this year, but his redshirt status still leaves him three years of eligibility. Thompson tried to appeal his ineligible status, saying he transferred to be closer to his father, former MLB pitcher Ryan Thompson, who is undergoing neck surgery. However, the appeal was denied, so we won’t see Thompson in action until next season.


Jordan King: Jordan King is a 6-5 redshirt sophomore forward playing at Indiana University Kokomo. While he isn’t playing this year, his IU Kokomo Cougars are 6-9 on the season.


Juwan Carpenter: Juwan Carpenter is a 6-5 freshman forward playing at Bethel College (majoring in business). His Bethel Pilots are 15-2 and 3-2 in their Crossroads League.




Bria Goss: Bria Goss is a 5-11 senior guard playing at Kentucky (majoring in communications). Her college career has been as successful as her high school career, starting 91 games in her four years (averaging 26 minutes and about ten points a game). She was named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2012, and set a Kentucky record for free throw percentage in a season at 90.1 percent her junior year. Her senior year is unfortunately on pause due to a thumb injury, but she should be back in action in a couple of weeks. Her Kentucky Wildcats are 13-2.


Amber Jones: Amber Jones is a 6-1 sophomore forward playing at Florida State College. She has started in all 17 games she has played this season, and averages 15 points a game at an outstanding 65% field goal percentage. Her Florida State College BlueWave are 14-4.


Jazmine Windham: Jazmine Windham is a 5-9 senior guard playing at Western Michigan (majoring in nursing). Her college career has fared well so far, as Windham has started in most of the games she has played. Her Western Michigan Broncos are off to their greatest start since the 2002-03 season this year, with a 9-4 record and a 2-0 record in the Mid-American Conference.


Shawnece Teague: Shawnece Teague is a 6-3 junior center playing at IUPUI. If her name sounds familiar to you, it is. Her cousins Jeff and Marquis have successful playing careers in the NBA. Her playing time has been limited so far due to injury, but her IUPUI Jaguars tread on. They are 6-8 with a 1-0 record in their Summit League.


Jade Mills-Harris: Jade Mills-Harris is a 5-6 junior guard playing for Kentucky Wesleyan. Her minute total has improved to a career-high 19 a game this season, scoring about four points and nabbing 4.5 rebounds a game in the process. Her Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers are currently 7-5 with a 3-0 record in their Great Midwest Athletic Conference.



No matter where in the country they play now, all of these players got their start at our very own Ben Davis. Keep an eye out at your next basketball game. The next generation of college athletes is out there, playing on the same court that our current college athletes played on at BD.