PLAYER PROFILE

BOB DAVIES

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Bob Davies was a four sport John Harris High School star in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He went to Seton Hall on a baseball scholarship. Davies soon turned his attention to basketball under the tutelage of legendary early pro star Honey Russell. Davis led Seton Hall to 43 straight wins extending over two seasons. He was named an All-America twice and was the MVP of the 1942 College All-Star game.  While serving in the Navy during World War II, Davies began his pro career with occasional weekend games in the American Basketball League  In 1945, Davies joined the Rochester Royals where he played for the remaining ten years of his career.  Davies was a golden athlete whose looks, grace and style set him apart from most of his contemporaries. The essence of Davies’ game was speed. Most of the men guarding him, simply could not keep up with him. His quick release also marked him as the fastest set-shooter in the business. Davies was one of the first players to consistently use the behind the back dribble as an offensive move. In addition to his scoring talents, Davies was also a fine playmaker who could control a game with his pin-point passing. He was elected to Basketball hall of Fame  in 1969.

 

BOB DAVIES Height: 6:01 Weight: 175 College: Franklin&Marshall/Seton Hall’42
Robert Edris Davis Born: Jan 15, 1920 Died: Apr 22, 1990 Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1943-44 Brooklyn ABL 4 8 8 24 6.0
1944-45 New York ABL 5 21 21 63 12.6
1945-46 Rochester NBL 27 86 70 103 .680 242 9.0
1946-47 Rochester NBL 32 166 130 166 .783 462 14.4
1947-48 Rochester NBL 48 176 120 160 .750 472 9.8
1948-49 Rochester NBL 60 317 270 348 .776 321 904 15.1
1949-50 Rochester NBA 65 327 267 347 .769 294 921 14.2
1950-51 Rochester NBA 63 326 303 381 .795 287 955 15.2
1951-52 Rochester NBA 65 379 294 379 .776 390 1052 16.2
1952-53 Rochester NBA 66 339 351 466 .753 280 1029 15.6
1953-54 Rochester NBA 72 288 311 433 .718 323 887 12.3
1954-55 Rochester NBA 73 333 221 293 .754 155 887 12.2
Major League Totals 580 2766 2366 7898 13.6
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1945-46 Rochester NBL 7 28 30 41 .732 86 12.3
1946-47 Rochester NBL 11 54 43 63 .683 151 13.7
1947-48 Rochester NBL 11 56 49 64 .766 161 14.6
1948-49 Rochester NBL 4 19 10 13 .769 13 48 12.0
1949-50 Rochester NBA 2 4 7 8 .875 9 15 7.5
1950-51 Rochester NBA 14 79 64 80 .800 75 222 15.9
1951-52 Rochester NBA 6 37 45 55 .818 28 119 19.8
1952-53 Rochester NBA 3 6 14 20 .700 14 26 8.7
1953-54 Rochester NBA 6 17 17 23 .739 14 51 8.5
1954-55 Rochester NBA 3 11 3 4 .750 9 25 8.3
Major League Totals 67 311 282 904 13.5
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