Emory's Zimmerman And Davis Recognized By The NABC
The postseason honors for the Emory men's basketball team keep rolling in with head coach Jason Zimmerman and junior Jake Davis being recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Zimmerman, who led the squad to a share of the University Athletic Association title and the program's first berth to the NCAA Division Tournament since 1990, was chosen by the NABC as the South District Division III Coach of the Year. It is the first time that an Emory coach has been tabbed for the honor. Zimmerman saw his team finish with an overall slate of 20-7, just the third 20-win campaign in school history and tying the program's second-highest victory total. Zimmerman, who just completed his sixth year patrolling the Eagles' sideline, has compiled four consecutive winning seasons, the first time in school history that has happened. Earlier, Zimmerman was named the UAA's Coach of the Year for the second time and was the recipient of the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Whack Hyder Award, symbolic of Georgia's Coach of the Year.
The 6-foot-5 Davis landed a spot on the All-South District Second Team, the third straight year that Emory had seen a player earn a spot on the district team. Davis led the team and ranked second among UAA players in scoring with an 18.2 points per game average. A double-figure scorer in 23 of the 25 games he saw action in, Davis registered 20 or more points on 12 occasions. He led or shared for team scoring honors in 14 games including the Eagles' two NCAA Tournament contests where he posted 25 points against Randolph and 22 against Whitworth University. A First Team All-UAA selection, his 454 total points during the 2012-13 campaign, established him as the school's most-prolific junior scorer.