RICHMOND, Ky. – Following consultation with team doctors, Eastern Kentucky University redshirt senior forward Jackson Davis will take a medical disqualification and retire from college basketball, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced on Monday.
Davis will remain on scholarship and continue to work towards his degree at EKU.
“We are sad about the news on Jackson Davis,” Hamilton said. “Jackson is a tremendous young man, and he has had a great career on the hardwood. However, we all understand his health is most important. We will continue to support Jackson in the classroom and we look forward to seeing him graduate from EKU this May with a degree in general business.”
Davis transferred to EKU from Butler in 2016. The Lexington, Kentucky native averaged 8.2 points and 4.7 rebounds-per-game last season before suffering a season-ending injury in January.
Before committing to Butler, Davis was one of the top prep players in Kentucky at nearby Lafayette High School. He was named first team all-state and one of seven finalists for Kentucky’s “Mr. Basketball” honor following a senior season in which he averaged 24.6 points and 13.8 rebounds-per-game.