One of the best basketball players ever to play the game at Clemson is Dale Davis. In 2000, he became the first men’s basketball player inducted into Clemson’s Ring of Honor. While at Clemson, he was an honorable mention All-American and the first ACC player to lead the conference in both rebounding and field goal percentage in consecutive years. He is one of just three players in conference history to accumulate 1,500 points, 1,200 rebounds, and 200 blocked shots in a career.
For his stellar play, Davis was named an All-ACC player three times, becoming only the fourth Clemson player to do so. He helped lead the Tigers to an ACC championship in 1990, the first title in program history. At the time of his graduation, he ranked in the top ten in ACC history in three categories and is one of only four players to lead the conference in rebounding three straight seasons.
After graduating with a degree in management, Davis was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft. In his first nine years, he led the Pacers in field goal percentage and is ranked first in team history in that category and rebounding. In 2000, he was selected to participate in the NBA All-Star game, his first such selection. He has played in the Final Four of the NBA Finals four times and is ranked 22nd in NBA history in career field goal percentage. Currently, he plays for the Detroit Pistons. He was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1996.
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