Double whammy — GCAC, state honors for Davison

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NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana men’s basketball guard Virgil Davison has been chosen Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week and Louisiana Player of the Week for Dec. 18-24.

Davison — a 5-foot-8 junior guard from Memphis, Tenn., and a graduate of Hillcrest High School and Dyersburg State (Tenn.) Community College — averaged 18.5 points in Gold Rush victories against Rust and Mobile. Davison scored a season-high 25 Friday at Mobile and made five 3-pointers to tie his season best. It was the eighth game this season that Davison made four-or-more 3-pointers.

Davison is the second Gold Rush player to win the GCAC award this season — Jeff Dixon did it for Oct. 23-29 — and the third from XULA all-time to win the state award, which is contested among all the state’s four-year baskeball programs.
The other Gold Rush state winners were Mark Stewart for Feb. 20-26, 2007, and Denzell Erves for Feb. 20-26, 2012.

Davison leads XULA this season with 14.7 points per game and is No. 2 in NAIA Division I with 47 made 3-pointers.

XULA (11-4), winner of five straight, will resume its schedule Jan. 8 in Jacksonville, Fla., in the GCAC opener against Edward Waters at 7:30 p.m. EST.

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