SDSU Men's Basketball Adds Josh Davis for 2013-14
May 15, 2013
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State authorized an Athletic Offer of Aid for Josh Davis, which makes him an official member of the Aztec men's basketball team. Davis, a graduate of Tulane, is eligible to play immediately and will have one year of eligibility left.
"We are very excited that we will have Josh Davis coming to San Diego State as a fifth-year graduate student, who can play immediately," head coach Steve Fisher said. "He will bring great experience and athletic versatility that we have been very successful with in the past. He will provide an immediate impact. Josh is a wonderful young man, very good student and an outstanding basketball player."
The 6-8, 215-pound forward comes to Montezuma Mesa after playing two seasons for the Green Wave. This past year, Davis led Tulane to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament and a 20-15 overall record, while averaging a team-best 17.6 points and 10.7 rebounds. The Raleigh, N.C., native also led the team in blocked shots and shot 49.2 percent from the floor.
As a junior last year, Davis pulled down 374 rebounds in 35 games. To put it in perspective, his total would rank third on SDSU's all-time single-season rebounding chart behind Al Skalecky's 394 in 1967 and Kawhi Leonard's 380 in 2011.
Davis, who recorded 19 double-doubles in 2012-13, was named first-team all-Conference USA, NABC first-team all-District 11 and the CollegeHoopsDaily.com C-USA Player of the Year.
For his Tulane career, which spanned two seasons, Davis averaged 14.6 points and 10.0 rebounds, while logging 31 double-doubles, the third most in Tulane history. In 92 seasons of San Diego State basketball, only three players have averaged a double-double for their career - Skalecky (15.5 points, 13.3 rebounds), Leonard (14.1 points, 10.2 rebounds) and Michael Cage (16.5 points, 13.3 rebounds).
Davis started his college career at North Carolina State prior to his stint in New Orleans. While in Raleigh, the Athens Drive High graduate played in all 31 games, starting twice, for the Wolf Pack as a true freshman in 2009-10. Davis averaged 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 10.4 minutes for an NCSU squad that posted a 20-16 record and advanced to the second round of the NIT.
San Diego State is coming off a school-record fourth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament where it advanced past the second round for the second time in three seasons. Last year, the Aztecs finished with a 23-11 record, which represented their eighth-consecutive campaign of 20 or more wins, and their postseason berth was their eighth in a row as well.
Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the 2013-14 campaign may contact the SDSU ticket office at (619) 283-7378.