David Britton (basketball)

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David Britton
Personal information
Born (1958-08-29) August 29, 1958 (age 58)
The Bronx, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school John F. Kennedy
(The Bronx, New York)
College
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 3 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career 1980–1981
Position Guard
Number 33
Career history
1980–1981 Washington Bullets
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

David Britton (born August 26, 1958) was an American basketball player for Texas A&M University who was named MVP of the 1980 Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.

Early years[edit]

David Britton was born in New York City on August 29, 1958. He attended John F. Kennedy High School in The Bronx.[1]

Texas A&M University[edit]

At Texas A&M, Britton was a first-team all Southwest Conference player in his senior season in 1979–1980.[2] Playing alongside "The Wall" of center Rudy Woods, and forwards Vernon Smith (basketball) and Rynn Wright, as well as point guard Dave Goff, Britton's senior team set the school record of 26 victories. They earned a place in the 1980 NCAA Tournament, beating Bradley[3] and ekeing out a double-overtime victory against North Carolina before losing in overtime to eventual national champion Louisville.[4] Britton was named to the All-Midwest Regional Team for his performance in the tournament.[5]

Later years[edit]

The Dallas Mavericks chose Britton as the 11th pick in the third round of the 1980 NBA draft, but he did not play with the team, joining the Washington Bullets instead. In four games with the Bullets, in which he saw a total of nine minutes playing time, Britton connected on two of this three field goal attempts, scoring a total of four points. He also recorded 3 assists and a steal.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "David Britton". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ George, Brandon (2006-12-17). "Volunteer coach denies asking mother for cash". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Legendary Aggie Hoops Coach Shelby Metcalf Passes Away". Texas A&M University Athletic Department. 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2007-02-20. [dead link]
  4. ^ ""The Wall" Returns to Aggieland". Texas A&M University Athletic Department. 2000-02-10. Retrieved 2007-02-20. [dead link]
  5. ^ "All-Midwest Regional Teams" (PDF). NCAA. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-20.