Who is Walt Davis?
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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- Jan 5, 1931
- Also known as
- Walter "Buddy" Davis
- United States of America
- Texas A&M University
- Lived in
on July 23, 2013