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Glen Davis
Glen-davis-warm-up.jpg
Boston Celtics  – No. 11
Power forward
Born January 1, 1986 (1986-01-01) (age 24)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality USA
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 289 lb (131 kg)
League NBA
High school University Laboratory HS
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
College Louisiana State
Draft 2nd round, 35th overall, 2007
Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 2007present
Awards 1-time NBA Champion
(2008)
2005 Member of USA Basketball Under 21 Team
2005 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2005 First Team All-Louisiana
2005, 2006 and 2007 NABC All-District 8 Second Team
2005 Dick Vitale Diaper Dandy of the Year, SEC
2005 SEC Freshman of the Year (Coaches)
2006 SEC Player of the Week (2/20, 2/27)
2006 All-Tournament Team
2006 College Player of the Year
2006 All-Atlanta NCAA Region
2006 SEC Player of the Year (AP, Coaches, College Insider)
2006 Second Team All-American (AP)
2006 First Team All-American (College Insider, Wooden Award)
2007 USBWA First Team All-District
2007 First Team All-SEC (Coaches, AP)
Profile Info Page

Ronald Glen Davis (born January 1, 1986 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana), commonly known as Glen Davis and by his nickname Big Baby,[1][2] is an American basketball player for the NBA's Boston Celtics. Formerly a college basketball player for LSU, Davis was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 35th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft and shortly after traded to Boston. Davis is listed at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), 289 lb (131 kg; 20.6 st) and plays the power forward position.

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College career

The Southeastern Conference's coaches voted him the 2006 SEC Player of the Year, and he was also named to the All-SEC first team. In 2006 as a sophomore, Davis led the Tigers to their first Final Four appearance since 1986. In the crucial game of the National Semifinals, LSU lost to UCLA, trailing by a wide margin in the first half and never managing a comeback. Davis scored 17 points and only made 4 out of 10 free throws before eventually fouling out.

NBA career

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Boston Celtics

On March 20, 2007, Davis held a press conference to announce that he would forgo his senior season at LSU and enter his name into the NBA Draft in 2007.[3] He signed with agent John Hamilton of Performance Sports Management.[4]

Davis was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 35th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. The rights to Davis were traded to the Boston Celtics along with Ray Allen for Delonte West, Wally Szczerbiak and the rights to the 5th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, Jeff Green.

Davis in Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks

Davis was on the Celtics' 2007 summer league team. With the departures of Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green, and Al Jefferson, Davis was expecting to see a lot of playing time his rookie season. Though he is primarily a power forward, Davis also spent some time playing as the team's backup center in the regular season.[5]

After coming off the bench for the first 19 games of the season, Davis made his first NBA start against the Sacramento Kings on December 12, 2007, in place of injured center Kendrick Perkins.[6][7] Playing at power forward with Kevin Garnett taking Perkins' place at center, he scored 16 points and pulled down 9 rebounds as the Celtics won the game 90-78.[8][9] His breakout performance took place against the Detroit Pistons on January 5, 2008, as he scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, including the last basket of the game.[10][11]

On March 21, 2009, Davis scored a career high 24 points against the Memphis Grizzlies in the Celtics 105-87 win in Memphis.

In the 2009 NBA Playoffs, Davis had significant playing time after injuries to Kevin Garnett and Leon Powe. In Game Four of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Orlando Magic, Davis made two key shots, including a buzzer beater, in the final seconds of the game to give the Celtics the 95–94 win over the Magic. After the shot, Davis accidentally jostled a twelve-year-old fan while running down the court in celebration. The boy's father complained to NBA and Celtics officials, but later retracted his demand for an apology. Davis apologized nevertheless, and said that "I'm a big guy. Imagine if my emotions are going so wild, and if I'm running by somebody, I don’t feel them. If I've hurt anybody or if I’ve done any harm to anybody, please forgive me because my intentions were harmless."[12]

On August 10, 2009, Davis signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Boston Celtics.[13]

Personal

In the summer of 2001, at only 15 years of age, Davis attended a basketball camp run by LSU alumnus Shaquille O'Neal on the campus of Louisiana State University, O'Neal challenged Davis to a friendly wrestling match, in which Davis lifted the 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), 350 lb (160 kg; 25 st) center and body-slammed him to the ground. The encounter left a strong impression on the NBA All-Star; ultimately, this incident helped him to get introduced to then LSU head coach Dale Brown.[14]

ESPN commentators Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson observed Davis playing a pick-up football game with three Celtics fans while in Detroit for the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals.

On December 21, 2008, Davis was injured in a car accident while driving to a game against the New York Knicks; he suffered a concussion and whiplash. [15]

NBA career statistics

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  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Boston 69 1 13.6 .484 .000 .660 3.0 .4 .4 .3 4.5
2008–09 Boston 76 16 21.5 .442 .400 .730 4.0 .9 .7 .2 7.0
Career 145 17 17.8 .456 .400 .698 3.5 .7 .6 .2 5.8

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Boston 17 0 8.1 .412 .000 .611 1.5 .4 .3 .2 2.3
2008–09 Boston 14 14 36.4 .491 .000 .710 5.6 1.8 1.3 .6 15.8
Career 31 14 20.9 .478 .000 .690 3.4 1.0 .7 .4 8.4

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Preceded by
Brandon Bass
SEC Men's Basketball Player of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
AP: Chris Lofton
Coaches: Derrick Byars

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