UNC Basketball: RJ Davis named Wooden Award Finalist & All-American

The accolades continue to roll in for UNC basketball star RJ Davis, as he was named a Wooden Award finalist on Tuesday night.

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We seem to talk a lot about this RJ Davis guy. He must be pretty dadgum good at basketball!

The accolades continue to roll in for the UNC basketball star as he was named a Wooden Award finalist and All-American on Tuesday night.

Let's start with the All-American honors. The Wooden Award All-American Team features ten student-athletes who were the top vote-getters for the annual Wooden Award. The list of this year's All-Americans consists of the following student-athletes:

RJ Davis (North Carolina)
Hunter Dickinson (Kansas)
Zach Edey (Purdue)
Kyle Filipowski (Duke)
Dalton Knecht (Tennessee)
Tyler Kolek (Marquette)
Jaedon LeDee (San Diego State)
Caleb Love( Arizona)
Tristen Newton (Connecticut)
Jamal Shead (Houston)

Davis has now moved on as one of the finalists for this year's Wooden Award, as the field is now down to five players. Zach Edey, Dalton Knecht, Tristen Newton and Jamal Shead are the other four finalists, as this year's recipient will be announced on Tuesday, April 9th.

The Tar Heels' star has earned various honors this season, as he became the program's 19th consensus First-Team All-American. He not only is a finalist for the Wooden Award, but is also one for the Naismith Award, as his name is among that small group of players who are in the discussion of the best overall players in the country.

Davis led the ACC in scoring, averaging 21.1 points per game. He put together some memorable games this past season, including a 36-point effort against Wake Forest and a 42-point outing against Miami. The 42 points that Davis scored against the Hurricanes set a new single-game record for points by a Tar Heel at the Dean Smith Center, passing Tyler Hansbrough's original mark of 40.

Not only has Davis been one of the most effective scorers in the country, but he's been getting it done on the defensive side of the ball as well. He put an emphasis on his defense, as he played a large role in the Tar Heels being one of the top defensive teams in the country, especially early on in the season.

It was a special season for No. 4, as it is one that most certainly will be remembered for quite some time. Although the Tar Heels fell short of their season goal of a national title, it doesn't take away just how good Davis was throughout the entire year.