A.J. Davis – Men’s Basketball – James Madison University Athletics


    • 2013 caa tournament most outstanding player after averaging 20.7 points in three games with 62% shooting
    • invited to participate in the portsmouth invitational tournament (pit) where 64 college seniors compete against nba scouts and representatives from all 30 teams
    • richmond times-dispatch honorable mention for all states
    • named caa’s sixth man of the year by
    • he finished the season averaging 23.5 minutes per game, 12.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals along with 48 percent shooting from the field and 37 percent from the arc
    • 18 accumulated games with double-digit scoring, seven with at least 20 points, three with at least 8 rebounds and five games with at least 3 steals
    • ranked 196th in the country with 2.00 3-point field goals per game
    • within the league, he ranks 17th in scoring (12.1 points/game), 7th in field goal percentage (.481), 11th in steals per game (1.3), 4th in shooting percentage three-point field goals (.372) and fifth in triples. pointers per game (2.0)
    • during the league’s 18-game schedule, he ranked 19th in scoring (12.9/game), 6th field goal percentage (.489), 14th steals per game (1.2), 9th shooting percentage three-point field goal shooting (.387) and fifth in 3-point shooting per game (2.3)
    • finished his career ninth all time in 3-point attempts at jmu with 348
    • finished with the 10th most season 3-point attempts in jmu history with 188
    • set a jmu senior class record and tied for third overall in school history with 35 games played
    • named second team preseason all-caa
    • matched his career average with 16 points in jmu’s season-opening loss at ucla
    • led jmu in scoring for the first time with a season-high 17 points in home win over eastern tennessee state
    • had all of his 18 points in the second half, making all four 3-point attempts, as jmu rallied for a win over san jose state
    • 11 points with a season-high four steals in a neutral win over san diego
    • 10 points and matched a career high with eight rebounds at Georgia State
    • first double-double of his career at jmu with 16 points and 10 rebounds in victory over uncw
    • Team-high 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting in home win over Delaware
    • had eight points against hofstra with a deep 3-pointer with eight minutes remaining, giving him 1000 career points
    • 23 points in the second half for jmu’s season-high 27 vs. william and mary, including 7 of 10 shots from the arc
    • 17 points off the bench on 7-of-13 shooting in towson’s win
    • 16 points, five rebounds and two steals in delaware with 4 of 8 from the arc
    • 21 points in the game at northeastern with three steals and three rebounds
    • Second season double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds in loss to Georgia State
    • career-high 36 points in william and mary final to win caa player of the week, also career-high three blocks and four steals
    • 20 points, five boards and four steals in caa’s quarterfinal victory over william and mary
    • game-high 16 points and four steals in caa’s semi-final win over delaware
    • led all players with 26 points along with seven rebounds and two steals in CAA’s championship win over Northeast
    • posted his sixth 20-point effort in seven games with 20 against liu brooklyn in the first four remaining in the ncaa with five rebounds, three assists and two steals
    • 2011-12:

      • finished fourth in scoring average (15.9) in caa, ninth in field goal average (.437%), 14th in free throws (.735%), tied for seventh in steals average (1.7), 13th for triples (1.7)
      • finished seventh in average scoring (15.1%) in caa league games, fifteenth in field goals (0.413%), tied for ninth in steals (1.7)
      • did not play the 2010-11 season as a transfer from wyoming
      • led team with 24 10+ games and 11 20+ games
      • led the team with nine games of four or more steals
      • two games with at least five assists
      • 21 games hitting four or more triples
      • only team member to reach 30 points this season (on odu 02/02/12)
      • led the team with a .735 ft%
      • led the team with a .437 fg%
      • scored 23 points in his jmu debut, going 9-13 at the free throw line with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block
      • 21 points in the salle for the first player to open his jmu career with consecutive 20-point games since 1989-90 and the first to open a season with 20+ consecutive games since 1995-96
      • after making five 3-pointers in two full seasons at wyoming, he went 5-for-8 from the arc in a loss to robert morris. he finished with 22 points to become the first player in program division i history to start his jmu career with three in a row over 20.
      • had a career-high four 20 points in a row, 29 points in the win over the cyclist, including 8 of 9 from 3-point range
      • scored 19 points, including jmu’s first 14 points of the second half, in last-second win at penn
      • named caa co-player of the week after averaging 23.3 points and scoring 16-22 from the arc
      • 22 points, 17 in the first half, in win at george washington
      • 19 points on a season high of seven boards and four steals in loss to william and mary
      • game six over 20 points with 21 against hampton to play with five steals and 40 minutes played along with five rebounds and three assists
      • 17 points, six draws and three steals against mason
      • Career-best 18 points with 8.8 rebounds in win at uncw
      • filled the score sheet with 24 points, a career-best eight rebounds, double a career-best with seven assists, two steals and a block while playing the full 40 minutes against hofstra
      • 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in a home win over william and mary, giving him at least seven rebounds in four straight games
      • Game-high 23 points, matching his career high with nine field goals in the old domain
      • Career-high 30 points, shooting 4-for-7 from the arc with six rebounds vs. Delaware
      • after consecutive double-digit scoring streak ended at 14 games, he bounced back with 20 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals against georgia state
      • 26 points at detroit with three steals which ranks second in jmu season history with 53
      • 2010-11:

        • redshirt season as division transfer i
        • 2009-10 in wyoming:

          • third leading scorer averaging 10 points in 22 games with 19 starts
          • did not appear in the last eight games for the Cowboys
          • started the first 14 games, during which time he averaged 13.2 points per game
          • career total 26 points with six rebounds and three steals vs. adams state
          • averaged 16.8 points during a four-game hitting streak in late November against Denver (19), Monmouth (10), Hampton (18) and Pepperdine (20)
          • led cowboys in scoring in victories over pepperdine and adams state
          • led wyoming or shared the lead in steals in a game eight times at an average of 1.7 per game
          • 2008-09 in wyoming:

            • averaged 2.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 12.1 minutes per game in 30 appearances with three starts
            • had 14 points and a career-high seven rebounds in his first career start against johnson & wales
            • scored seven points against utah in the mountain west conference tournament, as well as six points in the first round of the cbi postseason tournament against caa foe northeastern
            • before college:

              • a preparatory season at Cincinnati Harmony Community School, where he averaged 18 points, five rebounds and three assists per game
              • played for james jones at linden mckinley high school
              • classified no. 2 wing and no. 8 player overall in the state of ohio by
              • first all-city and all-district team in their senior year
              • averaged 21 points, nine rebounds and six assists during his senior season with the Panthers in 2006-07
              • districtwide honorable mention as a junior, averaging 16.7 points per game
              • helped lead linden mckinley to the ohio division ii state semifinals in his sophomore year averaging 11 points per game
                • son of inetta ferguson
                • specialization in sociology
                • cousin of guard jmu devon moore
                • meeting a.j….

                  why did you choose jmu?the atmosphere and it’s close to home

                  what is your specialty?sociology

                  If it wasn’t basketball, what other sport would you practice?Football

                  if you could go on vacation anywhere, where would it be and why?istria in croatia, because it is a place where I dreamed of going as a child

                  How old were you when you first found out you wanted to play basketball in college?about 12

                  Where do you see yourself in five years?playing professional basketball

                  what does it take for you to consider this season a success?win the caa and go to the ncaa tournament

                  what was your most embarrassing moment in high school?forgetting my shoes at a state playoff game

                  what’s your favorite song to get into the right mindset for a game?you gotta get out there

                  Who on the team would be better to play another sport?rayshawn

                  Besides playing professional basketball, what are your career goals?Become a basketball coach or mentor to underprivileged youth in the urban community


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