Kenneth Davis (basketball)

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Kenny Davis
Personal information
BornSeptember 12, 1948 (1948-09-12) (age 70)
Slat, Kentucky
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolWayne County (Monticello, Kentucky)
CollegeGeorgetown (Kentucky) (1967–1971)
NBA draft1971 / Round: 11 / Pick: 181st overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards

Kenneth Bryan Davis (born September 12, 1948)[1] is an American former basketball player.

Davis was born in Slat, Kentucky.[1] After his collegiate career as a small college All-American at Georgetown College, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, and a short stint with the Marathon Oil AAU team, Davis was named Captain of the U.S. national team in the 1972 Olympics. In the aftermath of the controversial finish to the gold medal game, Davis famously led the United States team in a refusal to accept the silver medal and has a provision in his will that neither his wife nor children may accept the medal after his death. After his basketball career ended, Davis became and still is a sales representative for Converse (39 years) and also is a noted motivational speaker residing in Garrard County, Kentucky.[2]

Davis was drafted by the New York Knicks in the eleventh round of the 1971 NBA draft. He never played professionally, however.


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kenny Davis". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
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