Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Explosive Scorer: Mike Davis ('80)

Mike Davis (No. 40 above), from the class of 1980, is currently Cornell's 6th all-time leading scorer with 1,400 points in three seasons. Davis' numbers are extremely impressive when considering that freshmen were not eligible to play varsity his rookie year and the three-point shot had not yet been implemented during his time.

He averaged 18.7 points per game during the course of his prolific career and graduated in 1980 as the program's all-time leading scorer. He was twice named to the Ivy League's second team , but never earned First Team honors despite leading the conference in scoring with a 21.4 points per game average during the 1977-1978 season.

The "face of the Cornell basketball program" for the late 70s, Davis was the cover boy of both the 1978-1979 and 1979-1980 Cornell Basketball media guides.

1 comment:

runningpie said...

Been reading all these historical accounts, I played from'80 thru'84. I can tell you one of the forgotten men of Cornell basketball is Mike Lucas. He totally schooled Ken Bantum at the time: Close to 6'8" and had the agility to play outside (no 3-point line then!). He could have been a good pro player, but opted to join the business world immediately. Less opportunity in Europe in those days.