UNC basketball star RJ Davis named a First-Team All-American by The Associated Press

The UNC basketball star continues to rack up postseason honors for his incredible performance on the basketball court this season.

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RJ Davis has added to his postseason honors for the 2023-2024 season, as the UNC basketball star was named a first-team All-American by The Associated Press. Here is the list of players who made the cut for this outstanding honor:

Zach Edey, Purdue
Dalton Knecht, Tennessee
Jamal Shead, Houston
R.J. Davis, North Carolina
Tristen Newton, UConn

The White Plains, New York native put together a senior season to remember, as he led the UNC Basketball program to a 25-6 season and the ACC regular season title.

Overall, 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 Forrest along with 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.

After being named the ACC Player of the Year, Davis was also recently tabbed as a first-team All-American by The Sporting News. Needless to say, more honors should be on the way for Davis, as his No. 4 jersey will be hanging in the rafters at the Dean Smith Center shortly after his UNC basketball career comes to a close.

Davis has put together a senior season to remember, as he's solidified himself among the greats that have worn the Carolina Blue. Although his season is one for the record books, Davis and the Tar Heels still have plenty of unfinished business to take care of.

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