CIAA Welcomes Class of Five into John B. McLendon Hall of Fame
January 16, 2005
Hampton, VA… The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association is proud to announce its 2006 CIAA McLendon Hall of Fame Inductees, who will be formally installed at the John B. McLendon Hall of Fame Luncheon during tournament week in Charlotte, NC on Friday, March 3 at the Westin Hotel, 11:00am.
Mike "Crusher" Davis, an elite basketball star from Virginia Union University, spent three seasons with the Panthers.
As VUU’s all-time leading scorer with 2,758 points, Davis received all-conference honors each of his three years and was named the 1969 CIAA Player of the Year. "Crusher" is the all-time leading scorer in CIAA history and even more outstanding, MIKE is the fifth highest scorer in all of NATIONAL DIVISION TWO history, as recorded by the NCAA.
THE EARLY YEARS ---->
UNDER THE EXCELLENT LEADERSHIP OF COACH BOB BOWNS, EASTERN DISTRICT HIGH IN BROOKLYN, TOOK THE 1961 CITY TITLE. CRUSHER PLAYED ON THE LAST TWO, OF THE THREE CONSECUTIVE "B' DIVISION CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS WON BY HIS SCHOOL; THE LAST PAIR COMING UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF COACH JERRY BERNER.
EASTERN DISTRICT'S DOMINATION IS A RARE FEAT AGAINST THE FIERCE COMPETITION IN THE NATION'S LARGEST CITY.
N.B.A. ROOKIE TEAM FOR 1969-'70
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*, Milwaukee
Bob Dandridge, Milwaukee
Jo Jo White, Boston
Mike Davis, Baltimore
Dick Garrett, Los Angeles