January 21, 1936|
|Died||February 25, 2012
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||176 lb (80 kg)|
|High school||John Harris
|NBA draft||1960 / Round: 11 / Pick: 79th overall|
|Selected by the St. Louis Hawks|
|1960–?||Akron Goodyear Wingfoots|
Richard Allan Davies (January 21, 1936 – February 25, 2012) was an American basketball player. He played for the gold medal-winning United States men's national basketball team at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He is also the youngest brother of Bob Davies, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1970.
Davies was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and attended John Harris High School. He then attended Gettysburg College and played for his brother, who was the coach at the time, before transferring to Louisiana State University (LSU) where he lettered for two seasons.
Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and weighing 176 pounds (80 kg), Davies played the guard position. He was captain of LSU for one season, and in 1960 was selected by the St. Louis Hawks in the 11th round of the NBA draft. Despite his late-round selection, Davies opted to play in the Amateur Athletic Union for the Akron Goodyear Wingfoots. He was selected to represent the United States in the 1964 Summer Olympics, one in which they went 9–0 and won the gold medal. Davies averaged 3.4 points per game, and his personal tournament-high was 12 points in the opening game against South Korea.
The following season, Boston Celtics' head coach Red Auerbach invited him to play in their summer camp, followed by an offer of $7,500 to play for them that season. Davies declined and played for the Wingfoots, who paid $8,800 instead. After the formation of the present day National Basketball Association, Davies decided to go into business. He eventually became a vice-president for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
Dick Davies holds the rare distinction having played for four coaches who are now in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Red Auerbach at the 1964 Boston Celtics summer league; Hank Iba at the 1964 Summer Olympics; John McLendon for the eight game Olympics "prep tour"; and Bob Davies at Gettysburg College.
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