Walt Davis

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Walt Davis
Personal information
Born (1931-01-05) January 5, 1931 (age 86)
Beaumont, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Nederland (Nederland, Texas)
College Texas A&M (1949–1952)
NBA draft 1952 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
Playing career 1953–1958
Position Forward / Center
Number 12
Career history
19531958 Philadelphia Warriors
1958 St. Louis Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 1,558 (4.8 ppg)
Rebounds 1,397 (4.3 rpg)
Assists 231 (0.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Walter Francis "Walt" Davis (born January 5, 1931) is an Olympic gold medalist in the high jump, and later basketball player, from the United States. He was born in Beaumont, Texas.

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 14 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.

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