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Men’s Basketball Adds Transfers Kochera and Skogman

by | May 12, 2022

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DAVIDSON, N.C. – Head Coach Bob McKillop announced Thursday the additions of Connor Kochera and David Skogman to the Davidson men’s basketball program.

Kochera joins the Wildcats after playing two seasons at William & Mary, while Skogman is transferring from Buffalo.

“Connor and David are superb fits for our college, our team, and our system,” commented McKillop. “They bring a very successful resume of playing experience. Their work ethic, versatility with their skills, and unselfish team-oriented attitude will be significant additions to our roster.” 

A 6-5 guard from Arlington Heights, Ill., Kochera was a two-year starter for the Tribe, where he averaged 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 48 games.

As a freshman, he ranked among conference leaders in scoring, rebounding, free-throw percentage, 3-point percentage and defensive rebounds, while earning Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and VaSID Rookie of the Year honors.

In addition, Kochera was selected to the league’s all-rookie team, garnered Commissioner’s Academic Honor and was a recipient of the team’s Mark Batzel Award, which is given to the player that displays leadership, determination, mental toughness and heart, while having the ability to instill those qualities in his teammates. 

Skogman, who hails from Waukesha, Wisc., red-shirted in 2019-20 before playing 45 games, including 26 starts over the last two seasons.

In his second season with the Bulls, the 6-10 forward averaged 8.0 points and 6.3 rebounds, while shooting 58.7 percent overall, 37.5 percent from long range and 81.4 percent at the charity stripe.

Along with ranking third among MAC leaders in shooting percentage as a redshirt sophomore, Skogman scored in double figures nine times and contributed four double-doubles, highlighted by a 20-point, 15-rebound performance against Bowling Green.

Davidson, the 2021-22 Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champs, finished this past season 27-7 overall and 15-3 in league play, while earning the program’s 15th NCAA Tournament appearance.

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