Remember UC Davis? The team that put a scare into Arizona before Christmas in a 70-68 loss to the Wildcats at McKale Center?
The Aggies once again are headline news in Tucson landing Pima Community College sophomore Kennedy Koehler, a Henderson, Nev., product who had 22 double-doubles this season. He committed to UC Davis on Thursday. NAU was one of the more than 20 schools that offered him a scholarship.
A 6-foot-7 and 210-pound forward, he was named to the NJCAA Division II All-Tournament team last month. He averaged 26 points and 14 rebounds in Pima’s four games in the tournament (three of which were in the consolation bracket).
“I feel like I’ve always been capable of (getting double-doubles),” Koehler is quoted as saying at Pima’s Web site. “Coach (Brian Peabody) said ‘if you average a double-double, we will win a lot of games and it will earn you a lot of success in your future.'”
UC Davis plays in the Big West and is coached by former NBA player Jim Les, who has led the Aggies’ program for seven seasons. They finished 11-20 this season after going 45-24 in the previous two seasons, including an NCAA tournament appearance in 2016-17.
Koehler first attended UC San Diego out of Coronado High School in Henderson in 2017-18. He transferred to Pima last summer after averaging 4.0 minutes in 16 games off the bench with UC San Diego as a freshman.