All told, Noah Davis is having a pretty amazing year. I know this because, as a Noah Davis myself, I have a Google Alert set up for him. It makes me ask some hard questions about my own work ethic, if I'm being honest. So:
On January 4, junior Noah Davis scored 15 for the Forest Lake Rangers in a winning effort against the Albert Lee Tigers. "It's really tough to stop such a unique player with his size and skill set," coach Dan Cresimino said of the performance. A few days later, Noah Davis had a pair of baskets for Franklin County. He won a wrestling match in the 285-pound weight division, helping the Boiling Springs Bubblers defeat West Perry. On January 12, "standout junior center" Noah Davis tallied 30 as his Bellwood-Antis High School team won their sixth straight. Over the next 10 days, Noah Davis also took part in an ice sculpting competition but only managed 11 points in a basketball game against rival Tyrone and 6 in another.
In early February, Noah Davis was getting "friendly bounces" on three pointers in a comeback victory against Big Lake, helping to erase the sting of a defeat a week earlier. In that game, Noah Davis he scored more than half his team's points. (Between hoops games, Northeastern Oklahoma Association of Homeschools wide receiver Kendal Davis signed to play football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Or. As the headline on TulsaWorld.com read, "NOAH's Davis prevails despite struggles in hard year.") Noah Davis provided clutch baskets for the Union Bears while helping the Helen A. Fort/Newcomb School boys basketball team win the Burlington County Middle School League Championship with a 13-1 mark. He got hurt in mid-February, then returned and scored 21 in a victory against Marion Center. Sophomore point guard Noah Davis, who was filling in for injured Martinsville Artesians star Seth Dow, won a game on a last-second tip-in. (That feat earned Noah a namecheck on SI.com.)
On March 9, Noah Davis drew two walks for the Benjamin Franklin Middle School baseball team in a 9-8 victory over Staunton River Middle School. Four days later, Noah Davis shot a 110 for the Hanceville Bulldogs golf team. Sandwiched between those two achievements was a first-round loss for Bellwood-Antis in the first round of the state tournament. The Daily American reported that Noah Davis led the Blue Devils with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Another month at the office, in other words.