Jones and Davis Named to <em>Blue Ribbon</em> Preseason All-America Teams
Sept. 23, 2011
Jones was selected to the first team by Blue Ribbon. He was named the 2011 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year by the league coaches and SEC Newcomer of the Year by the Associated Press. He averaged 15.7 points, while pulling down 8.8 rebounds per game, ranking seventh and first in the SEC respectively.
Jones set the UK freshman single-game scoring record with 35 points against Auburn. He also posted 13 double-doubles, second most among UK freshmen all-time and his eight 20-point games was fourth most by a freshman in program history.
Davis was a fourth-team selection.
The 6-foot-10 native of Chicago, Ill., was one of only two freshmen named to any of the four All-America teams. He averaged 32 points, 22 rebounds, and seven blocked shots as a senior at Perspectives Charter High School in Chicago. A Parade first team prep All-American last year, Davis ranked first on ESPNU’s Top 100, first overall by Scout.com, and second by Rivals.com.