After considering schools such as California, Gonzaga and Utah, Davies chose to play college basketball at Brigham Young.
He was an all-conference college player at Brigham Young University. After playing a reserve role as a freshman in 2009-2010, Davies became a key player for the Cougars as a sophomore. Brigham Young University raced to a 27–2 record and was ranked northern
3 in the Associated Press Poll when Davies was suspended from the team for violating Brigham Young University"s honor code.
Davies was reinstated to the team as a junior and, in his last two seasons, was named to the All-West Coast Conference team As a senior, Davies was a captain of the Cougar team and averaged 17.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.
Following his graduation from Brigham Young University, Davies was invited to participate in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) pre-National Basketball Association Draft camp. Davies performed well, averaging 20.7 points per game on 68% shooting and grabbing 9.3 rebounds per game.
He was named Most Valuable Player of the PIT. Davies" performance earned him an invitation to the Chicago National Basketball Association Draft combine.
After going undrafted in the 2013 National Basketball Association draft, he joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2013 National Basketball Association Summer League. On September 5, 2013, he signed with the Clippers, but was later waived on October 21. Philadelphia 76ers (2013–2014)
On October 28, 2013, Davies signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.
He played in his first National Basketball Association game on November 2, 2013 against the Chicago Bulls, scoring two points in two minutes of action.
On January 18, 2014, he fractured his right small finger, requiring surgery and up to a month of rehabilitation. On November, 5, 2014, Davies scored a career-high 20 points in an 89-91 loss to the Orlando Magic.
Brooklyn Nets (2014–2015)
On January 6, 2015, he was waived by the Nets after appearing in seven games. Élan Chalon (2015)
On January 12, 2015, Davies signed with Élan Chalon of the LNB Pro League in Chalon-sur-Saône, France for the rest of the 2014-2015 LNB Pro A season as a replacement for an injured player.
He helped Élan reach the league playoffs.
Pallacanestro Varese (2015-2016)
In September 2015, Davies signed with Pallacanestro Varese in Varese, Italy for the 2015-2016 season.