PLAYER PROFILE

DAVEY BANKS

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Davey Banks was a chunky little guy, built along the lines of a Shetland pony. A powerfully built man, he was capable of running all night. Banks was particularly effective late in games. He felt that no defender could maintain the constant pace that Banks set for himself throughout the game – and he was usually right. In his rookie season with the Brooklyn Visitation in the Metropolitan Basketball League, Banks averaged 11 points a game, a huge figure by 1923 standards. He remained with the Visitation as their top scorer for the next three seasons during which they won two MBL titles. During the same period (1923-26), Banks was also the leading scorer for Eddie Gottlieb’s Philadelphia SPHAS. In 1926, Banks joined the famed Original Celtics. He remained with the team from the next fifteen years with timeouts for shorts stints with American Basketball League  teams in Fort Wayne, Toledo and Boston. Banks was never a strong defender, but consistently finished among the top scorers in every league in which he performed. He toured with the remnants of the Original Celtics until the very end in the early 1940s.

 

DAVEY BANKS Height: 5:08 Weight: 150 College: None
David I. Banks Born:  1901 Died: Aug 24, 1952 Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1919-20 Mt. Vernon Armory Big-Five Indep
1920-21 New York Indep
1921-22 New York EBL 1 4 3 11 11.0
1921-22 Ware IL 2 11 2 24 12.0
1922-23 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 16 53 72 178 11.1
1922-23 SpringfieldHolyoke IL 2 6 6 18 9.0
1923-24 Brooklyn MBL 33 85 108 278 8.4
1923-24  SPHAS PBL 14 42 49 133 9.5
1924-25 Brooklyn MBL 35 78 125 281 8.0
1924-25  SPHAS PBL 32 73 145 291 9.1
1925-26 Brooklyn MBL 26 59 89 207 8.0
1925-26  SPHAS EBL 14 37 42 116 8.3
1926-27 New York Celtics NLN 16 22 31 75 4.7
1926-27 Brooklyn Celtics ABL 36 76 94 246 6.8
1927-28 New York Celtics ABL 49 170 72 412 8.4
1928-29 New York ABL 42 98 48 244 5.8
1928-29 Philadelphia Sphas Indep
1929-30 New YorkFort Wayne ABL 50 122 63 307 6.1
1930-31 Toledo ABL 34 94 66 254 7.5
1931-32 Original Celtics Indep
1932-33 Original Celtics Indep
1933-34 Original Celtics Indep
1934-35 Boston ABL 10 25 15 65 6.5
1934-35 Original Celtics Indep
1935-36 Original Celtics Indep
1936-37 Original Celtics Indep
1937-38 Original Celtics Indep
1938-39 Original Celtics Indep
1939-40 Original Celtics Indep
1940-41 Original Celtics Indep
1941-42 Original Celtics Indep
1942-43 Original Celtics Indep
Major League Totals 412 1055 1030 3140 7.6

 

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