The Lincoln Christian University (LCU) Athletics Department inducted two new members into its Hall of Fame Saturday, both alumni of the LCU men’s basketball program.
The day also featured alumni games for both the women’s and men’s teams, played in the morning before the collegiate contests.
“Justin was not only a great ballplayer, he is a great person,” Leroy Christian Church Senior Minister Jeff Mayfield, who coached Justin two of his four years at then-Lincoln Christian College, said. “It’s wonderful to see him get the recognition he deserves.”
“Justin is a great example of the kind of person we want to come play at LCU and he’s demonstrated that it wasn’t just about basketball for him, he takes his faith seriously and his ministry is what truly makes him a hall of fame-type person,” Vice President for Alumni Services Lynn Laughlin said.
Paul Davis was unable to attend the ceremony due to ministry duties, but was honored in a private ceremony with Lynn Laughlin the week before on November 14. The plaques commemorating the induction, with a sculpted likeness, bio, and player statistics for each inductee are now hung on the Hall of Fame wall in the Laughlin Center.
Stats for the two inductees:
Justin Davis – LCC ’96; basketball
– NCCAA First Team All-American 1994, honorable mention 1993
– NCCAA All-Midwest Regional Team 1993-94, 1995-96
– NCCAA All-Midwest Regional Player of the Year 1994
– Career scoring: 2,047
– Career rebounds: 678
Paul Davis – LCC ’01; basketball
– NCCAA First Team All-American 1997
– NCCAA All-Midwest Regional Team 1997
– NCCAA All-Midwest Regional Player of the Year 1997
– Career scoring: 1,773
– Career rebounds: 932