Walnut Ridge senior VonCameron Davis was named Ohio Mr. Basketball on March 18.

It’s the third time in four seasons that a central Ohio player has earned the award, with Westerville South’s Kaleb Wesson winning it in 2017 and Upper Arlington’s Dane Goodwin receiving the honor in 2018.

Davis was named the state’s Division I Player of the Year on March 17 after averaging 26.9 points and 11 rebounds while shooting better than 50 percent from the floor.

He closed his prep career with 2,201 points to rank second all-time among central Ohio players behind Harvest Prep senior Christopher Anthony, who scored 2,395 and was named Division III state Player of the Year on March 16.

Davis, who has committed to Kent State, is the fourth City League player to win Mr. Basketball since the award started in 1988, following Independence’s Kenny Gregory (1997), Northland’s Jared Sullinger (2009, 2010) and Northland’s Trey Burke (2011).

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