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Walter Davis News & Bio


Name:Walter Davis
Hometown:Pineville, NC
High School:South Mecklenburg
Born:September 9, 1954 (63)
Height/Weight:6-5, 190
Position:F
Notes:Basketball
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UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 11-20
20. Walter Davis (1974-77, SF/SG, Pineville, N.C.) Davis' most famous Tar Heel memory is probably the long banker against Duke to cap the ’74 “8...

Dwight Clark, one of Charlotte's greatest pro athletes, has died
Dwight Clark, who starred at Charlotte’s Garinger High before scoring an iconic touchdown immortalized as “The Catch” for the San Francisco 49ers, died Monday of...

A Case For The Naismith Hall Of Fame: Walter Davis
Incredibly, Walter Davis didn’t make any All-America teams while at UNC, though he was All-ACC a couple of times. He averaged 15, 7 points per...

UNC-Lipscomb Postgame Notes
UNC improved to 26-10 and advanced to play Texas A&M Sunday in the second round of the West Region. Joel Berry moved passed Michael Jordan...

How UNC alum Chris Blue became Chapel Hill's police chief
I try to get out to Franklin Street at least once a week. Often, I am transported back to my time as a UNC undergraduate,...

1976 USA Basketball Team Included Four UNC Players, Was Coached by Dean Smith
Deab Smith’s assistants for the 1976 USA Basketball Team were Bill Guthridge, who later went on to replace Smith at UNC and John Thompson. Smith...

A look back at 1976 UNC basketball
Dean Smith was the U.S. Olympic basketball coach and four of his players - Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Tommy LaGarde, and Mitch Kupchak - made...

Q&A: Roy Williams On Dean Smith
In July 2011, Tar Heel Monthly published a special Dean Smith commemorative edition. This interview was conducted exclusively for that issue. Roy Williams: "I still...

Some 30 years removed from rookie season, Michael Jordan now plays a different game
As part of UNC tradition, each summer former Tar Heel players return to campus and compete against the current crop of college kids for a...

March 5, 1977: UNC Defeats Virginia to Win ACC Championship
The Tar Heels showed up with Walter Davis in uniform but the Olympian from Pineville was forced to the bench with an injury to the...


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