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Paul Davis
Paul Davis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rochester

High School:
Rochester

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 270

Position:
C

Birthdate:
07/21/1984


Finished the 2005 season playing the best basketball of his career, finishing as the NCAA Tournament's leading rebounder (11.6 rpg) ... One of America's premier post players ... 2005 John R. Wooden Award Preseason All-American ... Along with teammate Shannon Brown, named one of America's top four inside-outside tandems by ESPN's Dick Vitale ... Preseason third-team All-American as picked by Vitale and Athlon Sports... Rated as the nation's No. 3 center by Lindy's College Basketball ... Ranked as the No. 5 post man in the nation by Athlon ... Preseason first-team All-Big Ten as selected by Lindy's, Athlon and Street & Smith's ... Can score in the post or step out on the perimeter ... Very good passer from the post.

2004-05: Third-Team All-Big Ten as selected by the league's media and coaches ... 2005 NABC Second-Team All-District 11 ... Started 29 of 32 games ... Michigan State's leading rebounder, averaging 8.0 boards per game to receive MSU's Chairman of the Boards Award ... Ranked third in the Big Ten in rebounding (8.0 rpg) ... In Big Ten games, he ranked fifth in rebounding (7.6 rpg) ... Ranked ninth in the Big Ten in field-goal percentage (.541), while ranking sixth in Big Ten contests (.555) ... Named to the All-Regional Team of the Austin Regional, averaging 15.0 points and 10.8 rebounds in the first four games of the NCAA Tournament ... Averaged 14.8 points and 11.6 rebounds in five NCAA Tournament games, finishing as the top rebounder in the NCAA Tournament ... Led the Spartans in rebounding in 24 contests, in scoring in seven games and in assists in three games ... Scored in double-figures in 24 games, including three 20-point games ... Grabbed double-figure rebounds in 11 games ... Tallied 10 double-doubles ... Recorded double-doubles in the final four games of the NCAA Tournament, including scoring 14 points and adding a career-high 15 rebounds against North Carolina (4/2) in the Final Four ... Also tallied NCAA Tournament double-doubles in the second round against Vermont (3/20; 11 points, 14 rebounds), in the Sweet Sixteen against Duke (3/25; 20 points, 12 rebounds, including a career-best seven offensive boards) and in the Elite Eight against Kentucky (3/27; 15 points, 11 rebounds) ... Scored 20 points against Stanford (12/11), adding eight rebounds to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors on Dec. 13 ... Also scored 20 points at Wisconsin (1/16) and against Duke (3/25) ... Scored 18 points against UCLA (12/21) ... Other top scoring efforts included 17 points against Duke (11/30), adding 10 rebounds, and Northwestern (1/8), shooting 8-of-10 from the field ... Added double-doubles against UW-Green Bay (11/23; 16 points, 11 rebounds), Iowa (2/5; 10 points, 12 rebounds), Ohio State (2/9; 11 points, 10 rebounds), Minnesota (2/16; 14 points, 12 rebounds) and Wisconsin (2/24; 13 points, 11 rebounds) ... Led the Spartans with 20 blocked shots (0.6 bpg), blocking two shots each against Florida A&M (11/19), UCLA (12/21), Penn State (1/5) and Wisconsin (2/24) ... Ranked third on the team with 35 steals (1.1 spg), recording three steals each against Northwestern (1/8), Michigan (1/27), Illinois (2/1) and North Carolina (4/2) ... Dished out a season-high four assists against Iowa (2/5), Penn State (3/5) and Iowa (3/11) ... Tied for second on the team with 20 dunks ... Missed the Oakland contest (1/29), resting a sprained ankle.

2003-04: Only Spartan to start all 30 games ... Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American ... 2004 First-Team All-Big Ten as chosen by the league's media and coaches ... NABC and USBWA All-District honoree ... Voted MSU's MVP by both the media and his teammates ... Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week honoree (Jan. 19 and Feb. 2) ... Received MSU's Chairman of the Boards Award as recognition for leading the squad in rebounding (6.2 rpg) ... Led Michigan State with 25 double-figure scoring games, including eight 20+-point games and one 30-point effort ... Led MSU in scoring in a team-best 15 times and in rebounding a team-high 19 times ... Led the Spartans in assists in six games ... Recorded eight or more rebounds in 10 contests, including three games in double figures ... Led the Spartans in blocked shots (19) and ranked second in steals (44) ... Ranked fourth on the squad in assists (2.0 apg) ... Ranked sixth in the Big Ten in scoring (15.8 ppg), ninth in rebounding (6.2 rpg), fourth in field-goal percentage (.568) and seventh in free throw percentage (.799) ... In Big Ten games, he ranked fourth in scoring (16.4 ppg), tied for eighth in rebounding (6.1 rpg), third in field-goal percentage (.595) and fourth in free-throw percentage (.848) ... Ranked 26th in the nation in field-goal percentage (.568) ... Led Michigan State with 31 dunks ... Opened the season with a 21-point, eight-rebound effort vs. Bucknell (11/21), while blocking two shots and dishing out two assists ... Recorded 13 points and eight rebounds at Kansas (11/25) ... Averaged 9.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in the Coca-Cola Spartan Classic, scoring nine points against both Penn (11/29) and DePaul (11/30), while grabbing seven rebounds against the Quakers and eight against the Blue Demons ... Played 44 minutes vs. Oklahoma (12/6), scoring 17 points and grabbing nine rebounds; his three-point play on a rebound and putback with 6.7 seconds left sent the game into overtime ... Scored 24 points vs. Kentucky (12/13), knocking down 14-of-14 free throw attempts to tie for the fourth-best effort in MSU history; also grabbed eight rebounds vs. the Wildcats ... Notched his first career double-double vs. South Florida (12/16), scoring 12 points and grabbing 11 rebounds ... Scored 14 points vs. UCLA (12/20), including eight in the first 6:42; before struggling with foul trouble for much of the game ... Scored a team best 22 points vs. Coppin State (12/30) on 8-of-9 shooting, while also tying his career high with three blocks ... Followed with a team-best 21-point effort vs. Syracuse (1/3), including MSU's first 10 points of the second half ... Grabbed eight rebounds vs. Penn State (1/14) ... Scored 22 points vs. Michigan (1/17), while also recording seven rebounds, three assists and three steals and shooting 9-of-11 from the foul line ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 19 after averaging 16.0 points and 7.5 rebounds against Penn State and Michigan ... Scored 14 points, including 11 in the second half, at Northwestern (1/21), while also grabbing seven rebounds ... Scored 18 points at Purdue (1/25) ... Scored seven of his team-high 19 points in overtime at Minnesota (1/28); he assisted Maurice Ager's game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the foul line in overtime including two shots with 5.2 seconds left to give MSU a one-point lead ... Erupted for a career-best 32 points against Indiana (1/31), shooting 11-of-16 from the field and 10-of-12 from the foul line, while also recording three steals ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Feb. 2 after averaging 25.5 points vs. Indiana and Minnesota ... Scored a team-best 19 points vs. Iowa (2/4), while also grabbing seven rebounds ... Dished out five assists vs. Ohio State (2/7) ... Grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds against Purdue (2/17) to go with 21 points in recording his second career double-double, shooting 11-of-11 from the foul line, tying the eighth-best effort in MSU history ... Recorded 15 points, six rebounds and three steals vs. Northwestern (2/21) ... Tallied 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists at Michigan (2/24) ... Scored 16 points at Penn State (2/28) on 8-of-9 shooting, while also dishing out a career-best six assists ... Led all scorers with 25 points vs. Wisconsin (3/2), while also grabbing 10 rebounds for his third career double-double; he left the game for good due to leg cramps with 2:31 remaining in regulation and MSU leading 50-47; MSU was outscored 21-14 in his absence ... Averaged 13.0 points on 66.7 percent shooting in two Big Ten Tournament games ... Scored a team-best 16 points vs. Wisconsin (3/13) in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals, while also recording three steals and two blocks ... Finished the season by scoring a team-high 16 points in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Nevada (3/18).

2002-03: Appeared in all 35 games ... Started five contests against Oklahoma (1/4), Ohio State (1/9) and Iowa (1/11) during the regular season and Purdue (3/14) and Ohio State (3/15) in the Big Ten Tournament ... MSU's second-leading rebounder, averaging 4.7 boards per game ... Second on the team with 33 steals and fourth with 19 blocks ... Fourth-leading scorer with 7.8 points per game ... Ranked second in MSU Freshman history in free throws made (97) and free throws attempted (147), fourth in rebounds (165), tied for fifth in steals (33) and tied for third in games played (35) ... Ranked second on the team with 14 dunks ... Led the Spartans in rebounding in nine games, ranking second on the team ... Scored in double figures in 12 games, leading the team four times ... Ranked tied for 13th in steals (1.31) in Big Ten games ... Earned a spot on the NCAA Tournament All-South Region Team, averaging 11.5 points and 5.3 rebounds in four tourney games, ranking second on the squad in both categories ... Recorded nine points and four rebounds in his Spartan debut vs. UNC Asheville (11/22) ... Tallied 10 points and six rebounds vs. Villanova (11/29) in the Great Alaska Shootout, followed by a 12-point effort vs. Oklahoma State (11/30) ... Scored 13 points in MSU's 71-67 win over Kentucky (12/14) in Rupp Arena, while also grabbing five rebounds ... Tallied 11 points and five rebounds vs. Loyola (12/17) ... Grabbed seven rebounds vs. South Florida (12/21) ... Registered eight points and a season-best nine rebounds in his first career start vs. Oklahoma (1/4) ... Blocked a season-best three shots vs. Penn State (1/22) ... Exploded for 15 points and eight rebounds, both team highs, in MSU's 68-65 win over No. 13 Illinois (2/2), while also establishing a career best with five steals ... Led the Spartans with a career-high 21 points vs. Indiana (2/8) on 7-of-9 shooting from the field and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line, while also equaling his season best with nine rebounds ... Grabbed six rebounds vs. Northwestern (2/15) ... Seven-point, seven-rebound effort vs. Illinois (2/18) ... Scored 10 points in back-to-back games vs. Syracuse (2/23) and Minnesota (2/26), adding six rebounds vs. the Gophers ... Led the Spartans with eight rebounds vs. Purdue (3/1), while adding eight points ... Equaled his career best with five steals vs. Iowa (3/5) ... Scored 12 points vs. Ohio State (3/8) ... Appeared in NCAA Tournament games vs. Colorado (3/21), Florida (3/23), Maryland (3/28) and Texas (3/30) ... Scored 10 points vs. Colorado ... Scored 13 points vs. Maryland, including the last six for the Spartans, scoring the game-winning basket with five seconds remaining ... Closed the season with a team-best 15-point, seven-rebound game vs. Texas (3/30) ... Shot 57.1 percent (16-of-28) from the field in the NCAA Tournament ... Member of the 2003 USA Basketball Junior World Championship Team that posted a 7-1 record in Greece, leading the team in both scoring (17.7 ppg) and rebounding (8.7 rpg) ... Named to the 2003 Global Games All-Tournament Team while training with the USA Junior squad in Dallas ...

HIGH SCHOOL: State of Michigan's Mr. Basketball in 2002 ... Four-year letterwinner at Rochester High School for Coach Hal Commerson ... 2002 McDonald's All-American ...2002 Parade Magazine All-American ... Selected to participate in the 2002 EA Sports Roundball Classic ... Averaged 29.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, 4.1 blocks and 3.8 assists as a senior ... Rated the No. 1 high school player in the nation by Bob Gibbons/All-Star Report in January 2002 ... Senior season was limited to 16 games due to a fractured ankle ... 2002 USA Today Michigan Player of the Year and Second-Team All-American ... 2002 Dream Team, All-Metro and All-North honoree by both The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press ... Established Rochester High career scoring record with 1,394 points ... Posted a double-double in every game as a senior ... Ranked the No. 4 player in the nation by recruiting analyst Dave Telep ... 2001 FoxSports.com Summertime All-American Team ... 2001 adidas/Big Time All-Tournament Team ... 2001 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Gold Medal Winner ... Averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks as a junior ... Named 2001 Third-Team All-State, Second-Team All-Metro and First-Team All-North by The Detroit News ...Earned All-Oakland County honors and all-conference recognition as a junior ... Verbally committed to Michigan State before his junior season ... 2000 adidas/Big Time All-Tournament Team, while playing with the Michigan Mustangs ... Averaged 15.5 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks as a sophomore, leading Rochester to the district finals of the state tournament and earning all-conference accolades.

PERSONAL: Born July 21, 1984 ... Son of Joe and Kathie Davis ... Communication major ... Michigan State Champion in the NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick competition at age 10.

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Year	GP/GS	Min./Avg	FG-FGA	FG%	FG-FGA	FG%	FT-FTA	FT%	OFF-DEF	REB	AVG	PF/D	A	TO	BL	ST	PTS	AVG
2002-03	35/5	623/17.8	88-201	.438	1-6	.167	97-147	.660	40-125	165	4.7	75/1	15	51	19	33	274	7.8
2003-04	30/30	847/28.2	163-287	.568	5-15	.333	143-179	.799	62-125	187	6.2	87/3	59	74	19	44	474	15.8
2004-05	32/29	861/26.9	157-290	.541	1-8	.125	77-115	.670	88-169	257	8.0	79/2	50	64	20	35	392	12.3
Totals	97/64	2331/24.0	408-778	.524	7-29	.241	317-441	.719	190-419	609	6.3	241/6	124	189	58	112	1140	11.8

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