BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Small College Basketball announced on Tuesday that Davenport senior guard Dominez Burnett is the winner of the inaugural Bevo Francis Award, going to the best player in NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA.
A press conference to present Burnett with the award will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 27 at 8:30 a.m. on the campus of Davenport University.
The Flint, Michigan native led the Panthers in scoring (24.9), rebounding (7.5), assists (3.0) and steals (2.1), while shooting 54% from the field. Burnett led the Panthers to the regular season and tournament championships in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, and led the team to the NAIA Division II National Semi-Finals for the second consecutive year, finishing with a 32-5 record. Burnett was named First Team All WHAC for the fourth straight year, First Team All American for the third straight year, and NAIA Division II National Player of the Year for the second straight season
During his senior campaign, Burnett broke the scoring record for the WHAC and became the all-time collegiate scorer in the history of the state of Michigan, finishing with 2,858 career points. During his four-year career, Burnett led Davenport to an impressive overall record of 118-26.