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Feb 14, 2021

Clemson Athletics Black History: Dale Davis

Dale Davis was the second Clemson men’s basketball player and the first African-American basketball player to be inducted into the school’s Ring of Honor.  The 1991 Clemson graduate was a three-time All-ACC performer, including a first-team selection in 1989-90 when he helped the Tigers to the ACC Regular season championship.

Davis finished is career with 1,216 rebounds, still second in Clemson history and ninth in ACC history.    He led the ACC in double-doubles as a junior and a senior, and led the ACC in rebounding three consecutive seasons.  Davis and Tim Duncan are the only players to do that in the last 50 years.

The native of Toccoa, Georgia was the first Clemson basketball player to be named IPTAY Athlete of the Year.  A first-round draft selection of the Indiana Pacers, Davis played 17 years and over 1,000 games in the league.  He played in the NBA All-Star game in 2000.