Jalen Davis (Photo from Kansas City Kansas Community College)
For the second consecutive week, Kansas City Kansas Community College had the Jayhawk Conference Men’s Division II Basketball Player of the Week,
Jalen Davis, a 6-4 sophomore guard out of Houston, Texas, was honored for his performances in Blue Devil wins over Hesston and Fort Scott in Week No. 14.
Freshman Robert Rhodes was the Player of the Week in Week No. 13 and the Lady Blue Devils’ Kamryn Estell earned the honor in mid-season.
Davis had 24 points and three rebounds in an 80-60 win at Hesston and followed it up with a team-high 18 points in a 74-69 win over Fort Scott that clinched a share of the Jayhawk Conference championship Feb. 15.
Davis is fifth in the Jayhawk Conference in scoring with a 13.5-point average. He’s scored in double figures in 16 of the Blue Devils’ 29 games and has highs of 31, 30, 29 and 28 points. He’s shooting 49.5 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from 3-point.
The Jayhawk champion for the first time in the 50-year history of the conference, the Blue Devils are the No. 1 seed in the Region VI playoffs and will play host to the winner of Friday’s Labette-Fort Scott first-round game next Tuesday at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, the KCKCC women will play host to Hesston in a first-round playoff game Friday at 6 p.m.