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