Brandon Davis named Academic All-Southland Conference

GO CARDINALS <strong>Brandon Davis has a 3.16 grade point average and is set to graduate in May</strong>
GO CARDINALS
Brandon Davis has a 3.16 grade point average and is set to graduate in May
GO CARDINALS

April 4, 2012

BEAUMONT - Lamar University senior guard Brandon Davis was named to the 2012 Southland Conference Men's Basketball All-Academic First Team, announced the league office Wednesday.

Davis spent two seasons at Lamar after a stellar two-year career at Southwestern Christian Junior College. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Davis is scheduled to receive his bachelor's degree in general studies this May.

"It's a great honor, especially for a junior college kid," said LU head coach Pat Knight. "A lot of times, junior college kids get a bad wrap for being poor students, but Brandon proves that with hard work a junior college kid can be successful."

Davis helped Lamar to a 23-12 season and a spot in this year's NCAA Tournament by averaging 8.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. He led the Cardinals with 59 3-pointers and finished his two-year career with 114 treys.

Davis registered 14 double-digit scoring games as a senior, including scoring a career-high 27 points in Lamar's 103-67 home win over Central Arkansas. Davis ranked ninth in the SLC in 3-pointers per game at 1.7 and went 8-of-11 from 3-point range against the Bears.

Davis, who is currently sporting an impressive 3.16 grade point average, is one of 10 players recognized by the league office. Joining Davis on the first team were Jeromie Hill of UTSA, Brooks Ybarra of Texas State, Konner Tucker of Sam Houston State and Desmond Haymon of Stephen F. Austin. Hill was selected as the Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year.

The second team was Northwestern State's Gary Stewart, Igor Nujic of UTSA, Jordan Kirschke of Texas State, Onochie Ochie of Southeastern Louisiana and Ted Wang of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. All 10 all-academic selections are first-time recipients of the honor.

The all-academic teams are voted on by the head coaches, sports information directors and academic advisors from each Southland Conference university. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team's competition to qualify for the all-academic squad.

2011-12 Southland Conference Men's Basketball All-Academic Teams
First Team

Name
Jeromie Hill
Brooks Ybarra
Konner Tucker
Brandon Davis
Desmond Haymon  

University
UTSA
Texas State
Sam Houston State  
Lamar
Stephen F. Austin

Class  
So.
Sr.
Jr.
Sr.
So.

Hometown
Cairns, Australia
Mont Belvieu, Texas  
Fort Worth, Texas
Jacksonville, Fla.
Durant, Miss.

GPA
3.25  
3.27
3.05
3.16
3.04
Major
Undecided
Management
Kinesiology
General Studies
Kinesiology

Second Team

Name
Gary Stewart
Igor Nujic
Jordan Kirschke  
Onochie Ochie
Ted Wang

University
Northwestern State  
UTSA
Texas State
Southeastern La.
A&M-Corpus Christi  

Class  
So.
So.
Sr.
So.
So.
Hometown
Vidalia, La.
Perth, Australia
Hungerford, Texas  
Albany, Ga.
Zhe Jiang, China
GPA  
3.44
3.18
3.76
3.31
3.15
Major
Psychology
Business
Communications
Communications
Business

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