April 2, 2013

Davis lauded as Division II Bulletin All-American

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman's Antoine Davis (Rustburg, Va.) has become the school's first men's basketball All-American in a decade.  Davis has been named to the Division II Bulletin's Honorable Mention All-America team making him the Eagles' first such honoree since Kyle Gribble in 2002-2003.

As the SAC's player of the year, Davis led the South Atlantic Conference in scoring (18.7 points per game) and made field goals (184). The junior scored double figures in 19 consecutive contests, and if not for a game at Hiwassee in which he injured his foot and only played five minutes and scored three points, that string of games would be 28 and include every game this season.  

He has torched two opponents for 30 points.  He went for a career best 36 against Queens on Dec. 18.  He hit a career high 13 field goals and a career high eight threes in that game.  At Newberry on Feb. 21, Davis crested 30 again, this time scoring 31 on 10-for-18 shooting.  In that game he set a career mark for made free throws with eight.  

He's scored double figures in 26 games this year, 20 points in 12 and has had at least five rebounds in 22 of them.  A two-time South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week award winner, Davis became the first C-N player since 2003-2004 with multiple 30-point games in a single season.  He collected his third career double-double with a 17-point, 12-rebound (also a career high) effort against Mars Hill.  

2013 Division II Bulletin All-Americans

First Team

Clayton Vette Winona St. Senior Center

Ali Haidar Michigan Tech Senior Forward

Eric Jean-Guillaume Franklin Pierce Senior Guard

John Allen W. Washington Senior Guard

Alex Falk West Liberty Senior Guard

Second Team

Jeremy Saffold UW Parkside Senior Forward

Jaime Smith UA Huntsville Senior Guard

Kevin Kotzur St. Mary's Senior Forward

Will McNeill Washburn Senior Guard

Jonathan Morse Metro State Senior Forward

Third Team

Mitchel Anderson Cal Poly Pomona Senior Guard

Luis Leao Mercyhurst Senior Forward

Marcus Ruh St. Leo Senior Guard

Re'Mon Nelson USC Aiken Senior Guard

Gerald Boston Barton Senior Guard

Fourth Team

Garret Kerr Univ. Sciences Soph. Forward

Alex Hall Drury Senior Guard

Angelo Sharpless Elizabeth City St. Senior Forward

Craig Foster Cameron Junior Guard

Tobin Carberry LIU Post Senior Guard

Honorable Mention

Zane Campbell, UA Huntsville, Sr.

Terrence Drisdom, CP Pomona, Jr.

Byron Westmoreland, Bowie St., Sr.

Kwame Alexander, CS San B'Dino, Sr.

Michael Drake, Christian Bros., Sr.

Bryton Hobbs, NE State, Jr.

Whis Grant, E. Stroudsburg, So.

Xavier Collier, Benedict, Sr.

Corbin Thomas, Midwestern St., Sr.

Darrien Mack, Eckerd, Sr.

Marcus Goode, Benedict, Sr.

David Downs, Seattle Pacific, Jr.

Kori Forge, Arkansas-Monticello, Sr.

Antoine Davis, Carson-Newman, Jr.

Asa Toney, Maryville, Jr.

Ellis Young III, West Florida, Jr.

Tyshawn Good, Belmont-Abbey, Sr.

Roy Mabrey, St. Anselm, Soph.

Trevin Parks, J.C. Smith, Sr.

Cameron McCaffrey, Augustana, Sr.

Nick Novak, Pitt-Johnstown, Sr.

Keith DeWitt, So. Indiana, Sr.

Julius Reid, Florida Tech, Sr.

Dominykas Milka, St. Rose, Jr.

Aric Miller, Armstrong Atl., Sr.

Theo Rothstein, St. Cloud St., Sr.

Chad Moore, Shepherd, Sr.

Greg Kahlig, Findlay, Jr.

De'Andre Haskins, Chaminade, Sr.

Kenny Kornowski, Walsh, Sr.

Paul Larsen, USC Aiken, Jr.

Alex Fertig CS Monterey Bay

Wayne Dedrick Alabama-Huntsville

Craig Nicholson Fort Hays St.

Lucas Barker Kentucky Wesleyan

Craig Nicholson Fort Hays St.

Andre Gibbs Philadelphia

Quamain Rose UNC Pembroke

Christian Graves Malone University

Derrick White UC-Colo. Springs

Mike McCahey Saint Anselm