Former Tennessee Wesleyan College basketball player Bobby Davis will be inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. Davis is one of 12 individuals who will be honored this year. Davis, who graduated in 1968, held the school record for points with 1,985 until 1985. “It is a great honor and I am humbled by my selection,” Davis said in a school release. “I want to thank those who nominated and supported me, as well as the selection committee. Tennessee Wesleyan was a great experience for me, a great place to continue my education and to play basketball.” Davis credits his former coaches and teammates for the successes he had on the court.
“I had the privilege of playing for Coach Dwain Farmer and was surrounded by a talented group of teammates,” said Davis. “Any success I achieved in basketball can be attributed to great coaching in high school and college and all my former Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldogs teammates.” Athletic director Donny Mayfield said Davis exemplifies t he school’s athletic excellence.
“In my 14 years at TWC, if the question of who is the best TWC basketball player of all time is asked, the name Bobby Davis is always the first to be mentioned,” said Mayfield. “Almost five decades since he put on a TWC uniform, his name is still at the top of all time TWC greats and based on his accomplishments, it will be tough for anyone to surpass.” Davis works in marketing part-time at Marvin Concepts and Dealers Warehouse Corporation in Knoxville.