TROY – The 2019-20 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s basketball team, which begins play on Friday night, will have two captains, head coach Mark Gilbride has announced. Kevin Davis, former Oxford Blackhawks stand-out is one of them.
A forward, Davis has played 76 career games, scoring 214 points (2.8 per game) with 305 rebounds (4.0). He also has 135 assists, 62 steals and 11 blocked shots. A mechanical engineering major, he set personal season-highs as a sophomore when he had 84 points (3.4 per game), 147 rebounds, 63 assists and 31 steals while averaging 26.4 minutes over 25 games. He was second on the team in rebounds, assists and steals.
Davis played a career-high 26 games and had a personal-best eight blocks last season when he helped the Engineers to a 15-11 record and a berth into the Liberty League Tournament.
Also on the roster are three juniors, five sophomores and seven freshmen. Among the returning juniors is forward Patrick Mahoney (Ossining, NY/Fordham Prep.), who averaged 14.1 points and 5.4 rebounds - both third on the team - on his way to earning All-Liberty League Honorable Mention.