Friday, August 13, 2010

1975-76 Topps #11 Dwight Davis

Dwight Davis played basketball for 3 seasons at the University of Houston from 1969-72 including the Sweet Sixteen teams of 1969-70 and 1970-71. As you can tell by his stats, he was a great all-around player. He is the the career UH top 10 for scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots average. To do that at a school with a basketball history as great as UH is an amazing accomplishment.

Some of his records:
7th career points (1741)
8th career scoring average (20.7)
5th career rebounds (961)
4th career rebounding average (11.4)
2nd career blocked shots (231)
5th career blocked shots average (2.8)
10th season scoring average (24.37 in 1971-72)
3rd (125 in 1970-71) and 6th (106 in 1971-72) in season blocked shots
3rd (4.3 in 1970-71) and 5th (3.9 in 1971-72) in season blocked shots average

Davis led team in scoring in 1970-71 and 1971-72, blocked shots in 1970-71 and 1971-72, and rebounding in 1970-71.

He was named Third Team All-American in 1972 and was inducted into the UH Hall of Honor in 2006.

Dwight was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1st round (#3) of the 1972 NBA Draft. He played 5 seasons in the NBA for the Cavs and the Golden State Warriors.

Today's card is the 1975 Topps #11. While not as 1970s terrific as yesterday's card featuring Dwight Jones, this is still a solid card. Decent picture. Great colors for the graphics. Funny basketball player graphics on the back.


2 comments:

Commish said...

Funny thing, just last week I thought about asking you to feature a card of this very underrated Coog but I never got around to it. DD could jump through the roof. I can still see him running down court with that loping style, all arms and his head held low. Then he'd explode and just hammer some poor guy's shot into the lights. He'll always remain a favorite of mine.
He had a lot of rough times off the court but he's doing well now. Here is a story for anyone interested.

NTXCoog said...

Thanks for the comments. And if you or anyone has a player or card they wish to see, please comment or e-mail me at cougarcards at yahoo.com. I have images of 5500 cards on my computer so there's a 1 in 3 chance I have it.

Or if you have an image of a card that you want posted, feel free to send it. Even better, if you want to write a post about a card you have, I'd love the contribution