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January 5, 1931 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Nederland (Nederland, Texas)|
|College||Texas A&M (1949–1952)|
|NBA draft||1952 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors|
|Position||Forward / Center|
|1958||St. Louis Hawks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||1,558 (4.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,397 (4.3 rpg)|
|Assists||231 (0.7 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Despite contracting polio at age nine and being unable to walk for three years, Davis had a standout athletic career at Texas A&M University and later won Olympic gold in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, with a leap of 2.04 metres (6 ft 8 1⁄4 in).
The Philadelphia Warriors selected the 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Davis in the second round of the 1952 NBA draft. He spent five seasons with the Warriors and St. Louis Hawks, averaging 4.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.
David was Inducted into the Texas Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Class of 2016.
- Buddy Davis Bio from the Texas Sports Hall of Fame
- Pro basketball statistics
- Buddy Davis Bio from the Museum of the Gulf Coast
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