- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A.W. Davis, an All-America guard at Tennessee who later worked as an assistant coach and broadcaster for his alma mater, has died. He was 71.

Funeral director Margo Lamb of Smith-Reagan Funeral Home in Rutledge confirmed that Davis died Tuesday morning at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Davis played at Tennessee from 1962-65. He averaged 19.6 points per game and was an Associated Press third-team All-America selection his senior year. He scored 1,225 points and averaged 8.1 rebounds per game in his three-year career. He was nicknamed “The Rutledge Rifle” and “The Man With The Golden Arm.”

Davis was an assistant coach on Ray Mears’ staff at Tennessee for six years. He worked as an analyst on Tennessee basketball broadcasts from 1979-82.

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