Davis, Miller win national honors

First team all WIAC, check. WIAC player of the year, check. First Team All-American, check. All-Tournament team, check.
Last, but definitely not least, National Player of the Year, check.

Senior Chris Davis, who recently helped the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team win its third national title, was named the National Player of the Year. This is the first time that award has ever been earned by a UW-Whitewater basketball player.

National Coach of the Year Pat Miller puts the championship net around National Player of the Year Chris Davis’ neck. Davis is the first basketball player at UW-Whitewater to be named National Player of the Year and this is Miller’s first national honor. Photo by Andrew Smith.

Not only did Davis earn that honor, but head coach Pat Miller was also announced as National Coach of the Year according to D3hoops. Miller also won Coach of the Year in the WIAC.

Davis is the eighth person in school history to earn First Team All-American status. He led the team and WIAC in scoring at 22.2 points per game. He also led in rebounding with 8.2 per game.
Davis shot 55 percent from the field and led the team in 3-point field goals (60) and free throw percentage (89 percent).

In the Final Four this past weekend, Davis scored 30 points against MIT in the first game and then scored 12 points in the championship game against Cabrini College.
Miller is in his 11th year as head coach and led the team to a 29-4 record. Miller has been named WIAC Coach of the Year four times and this is his first national award.

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