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Walter Davis

Full name: Walter Paul Davis
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (195 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: September 9, 1954 in Pineville, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: North Carolina Tar Heels, Chapel Hill (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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Biography

Walter Davis played high school basketball in South Mecklenburg, NC, so the choice of the University of North Carolina was a natural one for him. While at UNC, Davis starred all four years, never averaging less than 14 points in any season, despite Dean Smith’s team approach to basketball. Davis also played for Smith on the 1976 Olympic team and was one of the primary reasons the U.S. regained the Olympic basketball gold medal. In 1977 Walter Davis was drafted first by the Phoenix Suns and easily made the transition into the NBA. He was voted Rookie of the Year in 1978 and named to the All-Rookie team. With 24.2 points, six rebounds, and four assists per game, he was also voted second-team All-NBA, a feat he repeated in 1979. Davis had a very solid NBA career, playing thru 1992, mostly with Phoenix, but finishing his career with four years in Denver, and a brief stint with the Portland Trail Blazers. In five years, he averaged over 20 ppg, and finished with a career scoring average of 18.9 ppg. He was a six-time All-Star game participant. He nephew, Hubert Davis, later followed him as a player at UNC and in the NBA.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB AST TOV
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1976-07-27 USA 95, YUG 74 2 1 1 2
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1976-07-26 USA 95, CAN 77 4 2 0 4
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Basketball United States USA Group B Match #2 1 1976-07-18 USA 106, ITA 86 6 1 5 2
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Basketball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1976-07-20 USA 95, PUR 94 2 3 3 2
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Basketball United States USA Group B Match #7 1 1976-07-21 USA 112, YUG 93 6 1 0 0
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Basketball United States USA Group B Match #10 1 1976-07-24 USA 81, TCH 76 6 2 3 3