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William Davis

position

Center

Height

7-0

Weight

245 lbs.

Class

Senior

Hometown

Brooklyn, NY

High School

Fork Union Military Academy

William Davis - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

As a junior (1995-96)

Appeared in 17 games, but was limited to 113 minutes due to knee injuries…had arthroscopic surgery performed on his right knee on Jan. 22 that caused him to miss eight games…played just six minutes in UM’s final seven games after returning from surgery…despite seeing limited action he was tied for third on the team in blocks with10…had six points, four rebounds and a team-high two blocked shots in seven minutes off the bench in the season-opener against Northeastern Illinois (Nov. 25), his first collegiate game ince March 10, 1993…tallied five points and two rebounds in 13 minutes against Florida Atlantic (Dec. 20) and five points and one rebound in 13 minutes against Columbia (Dec. 29).

As a sophomore (1994-95)

Missed the entire season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while playing a pick up game in September…had successful surgery to repair the ligament damage on October 13…ISRAEL TOUR: started all six games and averaged 30.2 minutes per game…led the team in field foal percentage (.581) and offensive rebounds (16)…ranked second in scoring (68 points, 11.3 ppg), total rebounds (41, 6.8 rpg), free throws made (18) and attempted (31), minutes played (181) and blocked shots (6)…tallied 15 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes against Maccabee Jerusalem (Aug.15)…recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds versus Zefat (Aug. 18)…scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds in 34 minutes against Hapoel Holon (Aug. 19)

As a freshman (1993-94)

Was named the teams’s “Most Improved Player” at the end of the season…appeared in 20 games and averaged 10 minutes per contest…connected on 54.2 percent of his field goal attempts…finished second on the squad in blocked shots…averaged 5.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 15.6 minutes in the final eight regular season games…pulled down a team and career-best 22 minutes against Providence (Feb. 26)…registered career-high in both points (8) and blocked shots (4) in UM”s victory over Florida A&M (Dec. 4)…had eight-point, five-rebound performances against Boston College (Feb.16) and Syracuse (Mar.1)…made his collegiate debut against Florida Atlantic (Nov. 26) and totaled two points and four rebounds in 10 minutes.

As a redshirt (1992-93)

Suffered a partial tear to the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Miami’s second preseason exhibition contest (Nov. 24 vs. Marathon Oil)…underwent an MRI test which revealed no surgery was necessary…scored eight points in the exhibition game against the Ukraine National Team and added five rebounds and one assist in 12 minutes.

Prep school

Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, VA…followed the path from Fork Union to Miami that was established by Constantin Popa and UM football stars Vinny Testaverde and Stephen McGuire…coached by Fletcher Arritt.

High school

Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, NY, the same school which produced UM’s number two all-time leading scorer Eric Brown…averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots per game in his senior year…attended the Nike All-Star Camp in 1990…voted first team All-Brooklyn and honorable mention All-America…coached by Paul Brown.

Personal

Sociology major. Born October 23, 1972…parents are Maurice and Corsalia Davis…was a member of an all-star team that toured Spain in the summer of 1994 and was coached by Boston College assistant coach Paul Biancardi…enjoyed movies, music and “chilling”…nicknames are “Chill-Will” and “Big Will”

 

Year

GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3A 3Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO B S Pts Avg
1992-93
1993-94 14 0 200 10.0 26 48 .542 0 1 .000 19 46 .413 20 38 58 2.9 23 1 4 19 18 3 71 3.6
1994-95
1995-96 17 0 113 6.6 12 29 .414 0 0 .000 11 20 .550 11 11 22 1.3 14 0 1 6 10 2 35 2.1
1996-97 26 11 254 9.8 19 52 .365 0 0 .000 11 26 .423 11 24 35 1.3 28 1 1 30 28 1 49 1.9
TOTAL 57 11 658 8.8 57 129 .440 0 1 .000 41 92 .462 42 73 115 1.8 65 2 6 55 56 6 155 2.5