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Dave Campbell

Full name: David Hector "Dave" Campbell
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: September 11, 1925 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died: December 28, 2015
Affiliations: UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Basketball

Biography

After serving with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps during World War II, Dave Campbell attended the University of British Columbia, where he earned a law degree in 1949. Although he was a successful lacrosse player in his youth, at UBC he became involved in the school’s basketball team, which won the 1947 Canadian National Championship and was selected to form the core of Canada’s delegation in the sport to the 1948 Summer Olympics. With three wins and two losses, the Canadians finished third among five nations in their group, behind Uruguay and eventual bronze medalists Brazil, and did not advance to the quarter-finals, placing ninth overall.

Campbell continued to play amateur basketball into the 1950s, but he gradually shifted his focus towards law. He spent his professional career as a lawyer, eventually founding the firm Pratt and Campbell in 1960. He first became a judge in 1974 and, by the time of his 1996 retirement, was Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He was inducted into the University of British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in that same year as a member of the 1947 UBC Thunderbirds.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Basketball Men's Basketball Canada CAN 9

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1948 Summer 22 London Basketball Canada CAN Classification Round 9-12 Match #1 1 1948-08-12 CAN 45, BEL 40
1948 Summer 22 London Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #3 1 1948-07-31 CAN 55, ITA 37 0
1948 Summer 22 London Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #5 1 1948-08-01 CAN 44, GBR 24
1948 Summer 22 London Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #8 2 1948-08-02 HUN 37, CAN 36 3
1948 Summer 22 London Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #12 2 1948-08-04 BRA 57, CAN 35 0
1948 Summer 22 London Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #15 1 1948-08-05 CAN 52, URU 50 5
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