ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Jeremee Davis was an undersized guard through his high school days at Deerfield-Windsor and Dougherty High.
Instead of using that as a crutch, it pushed him to heights unimaginable when he took his talents south of the border.
The Jeremee Davis you see today is the reigning Finals MVP of a Latin America basketball league.
About eight years ago, the undersized Davis was helping the Dougherty Trojans through the playoffs.
Since then, he's gained weight, height and a ton of confidence. And he puts it all on show in the LMB down in El Salvador. He credits Albany with some of his success.
"You're playing in front of packed houses every night," said Davis. "To have that environment at such a young age, it prepares you for the bright lights and the moments of professional basketball."
Davis is now a 5-year pro. This past season he averaged 30 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists.
In the finals his team dropped the first of a 3-game series. From there Davis used what he learned here to force a do-or-die game 3.
"Game 3 was amazing atmosphere," Davis recalled. "Thousands of fans. Wound up going out there and hitting a game-winner in that game."
During the offseason Davis makes several trips back home to spend time with family and train.
Ravii Givens has worked him out for year, and he knew from the jump Davis had what it would take to be a pro.
"Basically the hard work; that's half the battle," said Ravii givens of Go Hard Training. "Once you can get a person to dedicate themselves to put in the work, obviously you're going to get better as the days go on."
His mother is his biggest critic. She's made trips down to see her son in person, but Davis admits being separated is the hardest part about being overseas.
"You don't get to talk to them every day," Davis said. "It's a different environment when you have your family there every night. Now you're thousands of miles away but they're always there supporting any game I play on TV they're always tuning in."
This year Davis is suiting up for a new squad, the Denver Fas.
They picked him up in Free agency this year, and he's heading back on Monday. First game of the season is August 23rd.