Walt Davis

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Walter Francis "Buddy" Davis (January 5, 1931 – November 17, 2020) was an American athlete. He won a gold medal in the high jump at the 1952 Summer Olympics. He later became a professional basketball player.[1] He played for the Philadelphia Warriors between 1953 to 1958 and for the St. Louis Hawks in 1958.[2]

Davis was born in Beaumont, Texas. He studied at Texas A&M University. Davis died on November 17, 2020 in Port Arthur, Texas at age 89.[3]

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  1. Buddy Davis. sports-reference.com
  2. Walt Davis. basketball-reference.com
  3. Murrell, I. C. (November 17, 2020). "Buddy Davis, Olympic & NBA champ from Nederland, dies at 89". The Port Arthur News. Retrieved November 18, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)