Davis Named AAC Player of the Year

IRVING, Texas (SMU/American Athletic Conference) – Kendric Davis was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Marcus Weathers was selected All-AAC Second Team, the league announced on Wednesday. Davis was the only unanimous All-AAC First-Team honoree.

Davis is averaging 19.5 points (1st AAC), 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals (15th AAC), 4.6 assists (3rd AAC) with a 1.7 assist/turnover ratio (9th AAC) and hitting 45.2% on FGs (3rd AAC), 85.9% on FTs (3rd AAC) and 37.3% 3FGs with 2.4 3FGs per game (7th AAC).
DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 12: Southern Methodist Mustangs guard Kendric Davis (3) moves the ball during the game between SMU and USF on January 12, 2022 at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire)
Davis has been on the 2021-22 Naismith Trophy Midseason Team, Wooden Award Watch List, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Watch List and Lute Olson National Player of the Year Watch List. He was named the AAC Player of the Week three times this season and made the AAC Weekly Honor Roll seven other times. This is his third straight All-AAC season. He also made the All-AAC First Team in 2020-21 and third team in 2019-20.

Weathers has an AAC-best seven double-doubles this season. He is averaging 12.5 points (16th AAC), 7.5 rebounds (2nd AAC) and 0.7 blocks while hitting 51.2% from the field, 71.6% on free throws (13th AAC) and is 21-of-55 on threes (38.2%). He was named AAC Player of the Week twice this season. He is also all-conference for the third straight season after earning All-A-10 honors at Duquesne in 2019-20 and 2020-21.

SMU has the most AAC Player of the Year awards (4) and All-AAC selections (19) in the league. Davis joins Nic Moore (2014-15, 2015-16) and Semi Ojeleye (2016-17) as Mustangs to win AAC Player of the Year. Weathers is the 13th Mustang to earn All-AAC honors. Davis’ Player of the Year selection is the 13th in program history. He is also the 20th Mustang with multiple first-team all-conference honors.

The Mustangs are 22-7 overall, have won 19 of their last 23 overall and finished the regular season with a perfect 16-0 mark at Moody Coliseum. SMU went 13-4 in American Athletic Conference play to finish in second. The No. 2 seed Mustangs will play No. 7 seed Wichita State or No. 10 seed Tulsa in the Air Force Reserve AAC Championship quarterfinal round on Friday at 6 p.m. at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. For tickets and other game information, visit SMUMustangs.com/gameday.

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