Davis Dubbed Preseason All-American By Basketball Times

Davis Dubbed Preseason All-American By Basketball Times

Ashland University men's basketball fifth-year senior forward Wendell Davis was named a an NCAA Division II Preseason All-American by Basketball Times, the publication released recently.

Davis was also recently named a Preseason All-American by Street & Smith's and was selected to the Preseason All-GLIAC team, despite missing all of last season with an injury.

The 6-foot-6 forward is a two-time NABC and Daktronics/D2CCA All-Midwest Region standout and was a first team selection for both organizations in 2015-16.

Davis led the Eagles in scoring in his sophomore and junior seasons, averaging over 17 points per game both times. He helped the Eagles to a 24-4 regular season record as a junior as AU qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first times since 1991. He led the Eagles in points (17.4), rebounds (7.7) and assists (3.3) that year.

Davis currently sits 13th on Ashland's all-time scoring list with 1,331 points in his career while shooting 54 percent from the floor. He is one of just three players in program history to score 500 points in two individual seasons.

Last season without Davis, the Eagles went 19-10 and advanced to the GLIAC Tournament championship game for the first time in program history. AU just missed out on its second straight NCAA Tournament.

The Eagles are in their ninth season under head coach John Ellenwood.