Walt Davis biography

Walt Davis

Basketball Player

1931 –

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Who is Walt Davis?

Walt Davis 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.

The Philadelphia Warriors selected the 6 ft 8 in 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.

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Born
Jan 5, 1931
Beaumont
Also known as
  • Walter "Buddy" Davis
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Texas A&M University
Lived in
  • Beaumont

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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