Jake Davis Named UAA Basketball Co-Player Of The Week
Emory University sophomore Jake Davis (Cincinnati, OH) has been selected by the University Athletic Association as Basketball Co-Player of the Week after helping the Eagles to victories over LaGrange College (Nov. 30) and Covenant College (Dec. 3). He shares the award with Washington University's Dylan Richter. It marks the second straight week that Davis has captured the honor.
The 6-foot-5 forward enjoyed a pair of big outings, averaging team highs in both points (22.5 ppg) and rebounds (8.5 rpg) in the two triumphs while shooting a solid 54.5 percent (18-of-33) from the floor. In an 89-70 decision over the Panthers of LaGrange, Davis led all players with 26 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, his second double-double of the year and fifth of his career. Davis sank nine-of-18 from the floor and all seven of his free throw attempts en route to his third outing of 20 or more points this season. He followed that effort with a team-high 19 points, while pulling down five rebounds in 23 minutes of action, in a 79-53 triumph over Covenant College. Davis, who scored 17 points in the opening stanza before seeing limited action in the second half, converted nine-of-15 from the floor.
Davis, who tops the team and the UAA in scoring with a 20.9 per-game average, has scored in double figures in all eight of Emory's games this season and has ranked as the squad's top scorer on six occasions. In addition to his scoring average, he stands sixth among UAA players with a 59.5 percent (66-of-111) effort in field goal shooting and ninth in rebounding with a 6.4 per-game mark.
The Eagles, off to their first-ever 8-0 record, are coming off a 60-56 victory at Oglethorpe University on Monday (Dec. 5). After breaking for exams and the holidays, Emory returns to action on Dec. 29 when it hosts Rhodes College.