Robert E. Davies
Robert E. Davies Player
Inducted in 2006
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 1970
Davies, "The Harrisburg Houdini" was the first player to dribble behind the back for a lay-up when he did it in the 1942 National Invitational Tournament. A two-time All-American for the Seton Hall Pirates, Davies helped lead the Pirates to a 43-game unbeaten streak in the 1939-41 season. He later played 10 NBA seasons with the Rochester Royals and helped the Royals to the 1951 NBA Championship. Davies coached Seton Hall in 1946-47, while playing with the Royals, and compiled a 24-3 record. After retiring as a player, he coached Gettysburg College for two seasons, winning 28 games and losing 19.
Where They Were
Seton Hall University 1940-1942