Davis, Anderson land on All-MWC Teams
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Men's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 23, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell juniors Corey Davis (JR/Glendale Heights, Ill.) and Jon Anderson (JR/Mexico, Mo.) have been recognized on the 2017 All-Midwest Conference Men's Basketball Teams, it was announced by the league office Thursday.

Davis, a 6-foot-1 point guard, landed a spot on the first team, joining Ty Sabin (Ripon), Vinny Curta (Grinnell), D.J. Devalk (St. Norbert) and Jim Schick (Lake Forest). Davis is Cornell's first men's player to garner first team honors in the MWC since 1995 (Carl Small).  

Anderson, a 6-7 forward, was voted to the league's second unit. The first-year transfer from Mount Mercy also got the nod as MWC Newcomer of the Year.

Sabin was tabbed Player of the Year for the third consecutive year. St. Norbert's Gary Grzesk earned Coach of the Year for the fifth straight season.

Davis and Anderson formed a prolific guard-post tandem in their first season as teammates. They helped steer Coach Chad Murray's Rams (12-11 overall, 11-7 MWC) to their first postseason berth in seven years, earning a date with Ripon in Friday's semifinals of the MWC Tournament.

Cornell won its final six games of the regular season to secure the No. 3 seed. The 11 conference wins are the most by a Ram squad since 2008-09.

Davis, a second team pick in 2016, ranks among the MWC leaders in virtually every meaningful category. He finished the regular season No. 1 in assists (7.4 apg, sixth nationally) and steals (2.7 spg), while standing second in minutes played (34.4 mpg).

Davis is fourth in the MWC in field goal percentage (50.8) and assist-turnover ratio (+1.6). He's seventh in scoring (15.7 ppg) and 11th in rebounding (5.8 rpg). Davis connected on 111-of-165 free throw attempts.

Davis shattered the program record for assists in a season, currently with 170 which ranks eighth in NCAA Division III. The third-year starter had five games with at least 10 assists, including a school-record 15 at Grinnell.

Davis accounted for one triple-double and four other double-doubles. He topped the 20-point mark on eight occasions and has vaulted to 12th place on Cornell's career scoring list (1,119 points) with a chance to threaten the all-time mark next season.       

Anderson surfaced as one of the league's premier post players, as evidenced by his torrid 65.8 field goal percentage (111-of-165) that ranks second in Division III entering the postseason. No other MWC player shot above 55.0 percent with a minimum of five made field goals per game.

Anderson stands second in the MWC in blocks (1.5 bpg), third in rebounding (7.7 rpg) and fifth in scoring (16.7 ppg). He shot 64.9 percent (87-of-134) from the foul line.

Anderson led the Rams with six double-doubles, five of them in conference play. He compiled 74 total points – on blazing 32-of-36 field goal shooting – in the two games with Grinnell. Anderson's 44 points against the Pioneers on Jan. 25 put him second on Cornell's single-game scoring list.

Anderson tallied six double-figure rebounding games, including a season-best 18 boards against Monmouth. He scored 20 points or more six times.