Justin Davis began his professional career with the Minnesota Stars after a standout career at the University of New Mexico. Listed as a defender, the left-footed Davis is capable of playing anywhere on the field, having done so during his four years with the Lobos. Davis began his collegiate career as a defender, moving forward each year and completing his career as a striker. In 77 career games for the Lobos, Davis scored 20 goals and had 18 assists. Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake selected him 32nd overall in the 2010 SuperDraft.
Davis made his professional debut for the Stars in April 2011 and made his first start on May 14 against the Atlanta Silverbacks. He scored his first professional goal May 18, a game-winner in a 2-0 victory against the Puerto Rico Islanders. He went on to make 28 appearances for the Stars, 27 of which were starts. He recorded his only assist of the season on the game- and series-winning goal in the NASL Championship series, setting up Luke Mulholland with a low cross in the 53rd minute of the Stars series with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.