Coaches Name Davis To All-Midwest District First Team

Coaches Name Davis To All-Midwest District First Team

Ashland University fifth-year senior forward Wendell Davis has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Midwest District first team the organization announced on Friday (March 16).

Davis has now been selected to the D2CCA all-region and NABC all-district teams three times in his career. It is Davis's second first team citation from NABC after also receiving those honors as a junior in 2016 when he carried the Eagles to an NCAA Tournament berth. He missed the entire 2016-17 season with a knee injury.

In 2017-18, Davis posted one of the best seasons in the history of the Ashland University men's basketball program. He ranks second in the GLIAC in scoring, averaging 20.3 points per game. He is also 11th in the league in rebounding at six per game and fourth in assists per game with 3.6.

The Reynoldsburg, Ohio native has also shown remarkable efficiency, shooting 53 percent (202-for-381) from the floor, 45 percent (83-for-185) from 3-point range and 80 percent (121-for-151) from the free throw line. He ranks in the top 11 in the GLIAC in all three of those categories. Davis also sits second in the conference in 3-pointers made and is second in minutes.

Davis won the GLIAC South Player of the Week award in eight of the 14 weeks and won 15 player of the week honors in his career.

He ranks second on AU's all-time scoring list with 1,939 points and is third in career rebounds with 769. He is one of just two Ashland players with at least 500 points in three seasons.

Davis was a D2CCA All-Midwest Region second team selection earlier this week and is Ashland's only three-time All-GLIAC first team member.

Davis led the Eagles to the 20-win plateau for the second time in three seasons and helped Ashland reach the GLIAC Tournament semifinals for the third straight year.