Mel Davis

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Mel Davis
Personal information
Born (1950-11-09) November 9, 1950 (age 68)
New York City, New York
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolBoys (Brooklyn, New York)
CollegeSt. John's (1970–1972)
NBA draft1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Career history
19731976New York Knicks
1977Allentown Jets
1977New York Nets
1978New York Guard
1978–1979Manner Novara
1979–1980Pallacanestro Milano 1958
Career highlights and awards
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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; orienting 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.

Davis holds a marketing degree from St. John's, master's degrees in psychology and counseling from Fordham University, and a master's degree in career planning from New York University.

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