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UCI's Davis, Young earn honors

April 17, 2013

UC Irvine sophomore post Will Davis and freshman guard Alex Young have received All-America recognition from CollegeInsider.com.

Davis was named a Mid-Major Defensive All-American after recording a school-record 88 blocked shots. He broke his own record of 55 in his freshman season. He tied his own single-game record with eight rejections in the March 2 win over Long Beach State.

Davis was the 2012-13 Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and he also earned All-Big West Tournament recognition.

Young was named to the Mid-Major Freshmen All-American team after averaging 9.2 points, 3.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Young, who was Big West Co-Freshman of the Year this season, recorded 144 assists to set a UCI freshman single-season record. His assist/turnover ratio of 2.62 ranked 16th in the nation. He also was named to the All-Big West Tournament team.

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Coach Russell Turner's 'Eaters finished the season 21-16, 11-7 in the Big West. UCI advanced to the championship game of the Big West Tournament and reached the second round of the CollegeInsider.Com Tournament.

— From staff reports

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