June 17, 2014 - by

Harry Davis Bio

  Harry Davis
Harry Davis

Hall of Fame Class:
1998 (Men’s Basketball)

One of the most consistent performers and accurate shooters in Florida State basketball history, Harry Davis was a two-time Most Valuable Player during his career from 1974 through 1978.


The Cleveland, Ohio, native’s best statistical season was his senior year when he averaged 19.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while making 57.7 percent of his shots from the floor (217 of 376). He was named Most Valuable Player that year while leading FSU to a 23-6 mark and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The win total was the second most for an FSU team ever and it was the Seminoles’ third trip to the NCAA Tournament.


As a sophomore during the 1975-76 season, Davis also earned team MVP honors. He shot 63.9 percent from the field that year while averaging 12.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.


Davis, who helped his team to a 78-31 record over his four seasons, averaged 14.0 points per game during his career and is still among FSU’s all-time leading scorers with 1,514 points. He also ranks among the school’s career top 10 in field goals (third, 640), field goal percentage (fifth, 58.5) and rebounding (ninth, 734).


When Davis’ career ended in 1978, he had played more games than any Seminole basketball player in history. He was also the most accurate shooter ever and made more field goals than any FSU player before him. He was a second-round NBA pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1978.


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