November 9, 1950 |
New York City, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Boys (Brooklyn, New York)|
|College||St. John's (1970–1972)|
|NBA draft||1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|1973–1976||New York Knicks|
|1977||Allentown Jets (EPBL)|
|1977||New York Nets|
|1978–1979||Manner Novara (Italy)|
|1979–1980||Pallacanestro Milano 1958 (Italy)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Melvyn Jerome Davis (born November 9, 1950) is an American former professional basketball player.
A 6'6" forward from St. John's University, Davis played four seasons (1973 to 1977) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the New York Knicks and New York Nets. He averaged 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in his NBA career.
After taking his basketball career to Europe, where he played in Italy, France, and Switzerland, Davis oversaw the marketing division of Pepsico. Shortly after, he returned to the NBA and began a long career running player programs; orientating rookies and helping players make a smooth transition to the world post-basketball. In 2005, he was personally appointed by David Stern and accepted the position of Executive Director of the National Basketball Retired Players Association.