Ole Miss senior guard Terence Davis of Southaven was named a pre-season Second Team All-SEC as the conference office unveiled the coaches' selections on the opening day of the 2018-19 college basketball season.
Davis finds himself on the preseason All-SEC list for the second consecutive year.
Entering his final season as a Rebel, Davis ranks 39th in Ole Miss history with 1,011 career points. The Southaven native has played in 88 games since arriving on campus, making 51 appearances in the starting lineup. In 13 of those games, Davis eclipsed the 20-point plateau, including a career-high 33 points versus LSU as a sophomore. He burst onto the scene as a sophomore (2015-16) by averaging 14.5 points per game, a significant increase from his 1.8 output as a freshman and the largest scoring increase by any player in the SEC.
Last year, Davis led Ole Miss in scoring (13.8 PPG) and rebounding (6.2 RPG). He ranked 20th in the conference in scoring and cracked the top 10 by pulling down 4.7 defensive rebounds per game. On the defensive side of the floor, Davis paced the Rebels with 28 blocks and also ranked third in steals (29).
Davis has already shown his leadership as a senior. In the Rebels' pre-season trip to Canada, the 6-foot-4 guard averaged 21.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals-per-game (all team highs) over four games. Fast forward to Friday night's exhibition versus Fayetteville State, Davis led Ole Miss with 20 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and four assists without making a turnover.
Davis and the Rebels tip off the 2018-19 season Saturday afternoon Nov. 10, hosting Western Michigan in The Pavilion on the Ole Miss campus.