Monday, February 8, 2016

Bob Davies

Robert Edris Davies

January 15, 1920
Harrisburg, PA

April 22, 1990
Hilton Head Island, SC

John Harris High School - Harrisburg, PA (High School)
1938-39 Seton Hall (College) Freshmen
1939-40 Seton Hall (College)
1940-41 Seton Hall (College)
1941-42 Seton Hall (College)
1942-43 Great Lakes (Navy)
1943-44 Brooklyn Indians (ABL)
1944-45 New York Gothams (ABL)
1945-46 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1946-47 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1946-47 Seton Hall (College) - Head Coach
1947-48 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1948-49 Rochester Royals (BAA)
1949-50 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1950-51 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1951-52 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1952-53 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1953-54 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1954-55 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1955-56 Gettysburg College (College) - Head Coach
1956-57 Gettysburg College (College) - Head Coach


Davies went to Seton Hall on a baseball scholarship, but he turned into quite the basketball player. After starring at Seton Hall, he went into the US Navy for World War 2. After the war, he played professionally for the Rochester Royals for ten seasons, forming half of a Hall of Fame backcourt tandem with Bobby Wanzer. He also put in a season as head coach at his alma mater, Seton Hall. Named the NBL's Most Valuable Player in 1946-47, Davies was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970. He worked at the Converse Rubber Company after his basketball days. He died in 1990 after a bout with cancer.

He was married to Mary and had three sons and a daughter.



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