Davis Named Honorable Mention All-America

Arkansas Tech University’s Johnie Davis has been named an honorable mention All-America selection by Division II Bulletin in recognition of his performance during the 2011-12 basketball season.

Davis, a senior guard from Canton, Ohio, averaged 19.8 points per game while helping the Wonder Boys finish with an overall record of 26-6 during the recently completed season.

Arkansas Tech won the inaugural Great American Conference regular season championship, captured the GAC Tournament title and advanced to the championship game of the NCAA Division II Tournament South Central Regional under the direction of GAC coach of the year Doug Karleskint.

It was the Wonder Boys’ first berth in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division II Tournament and the first time they had advanced that far in a national tournament since the 1996 NAIA National Tournament.

Davis was named 2011-12 GAC player of the year, first team All-GAC and as a member of the All-GAC Tournament team.

Daktronics and the National Association of Basketball Coaches both named Davis to their All-NCAA Division II South Central Region teams, and he was selected to the all-tournament team at the NCAA Division II South Central Regional.

Davis scored 1,138 points in two years at Arkansas Tech.

The Wonder Boys were 51-12 with two regular season conference titles and two NCAA Tournament berths during Davis’ career in the green and gold.

Davis becomes the 16th Wonder Boys basketball player to earn All-America accolades. He joins a list that includes E.C. O’Neal (1953 and 1954), Donovan Horn (1955), Ronnie Kennett (1958), J.P. Lovelady (1961), Kenny Saylors (1962 and 1963), Terry Hankton (1972), Joe Bob Wise (1982), Alan Cozart (1989), Maxie Mathis (1991, 1992 and 1993), Eric Burnett (1993), Thayer McKinley (1994), David Bevis (1994 and 1995), Chad Keaster (1995), Bryan Hodges (1996 and 1997) and Brandon Friedel (2010).

Click here to view the 2012 Division II Bulletin All-America news release.

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