Dwight E. Davis -- a community activist, motivational speaker and a successful businessman in life after basketball -- joined the NBRPA Board of Directors in 2014.
Davis starred at the University of Houston from 1969-72 and was inducted into his alma mater's "Hall of Honor" in 2006. He still holds many records for his rebounding, blocked shots and scoring at UH. Davis also has a BS degree from Houston and is a member of the Bauer Business School Circle of Honor.
After his college career, Davis was selected as the third overall pick of 1972 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.The 6-8 forward averaged 8.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in 340 career regular season games and was voted to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1973. Nicknamed "Double D," Davis played five seasons in the NBA with two teams: the Cleveland Cavaliers (1972–75) and Golden State Warriors (1975–77). Davis suffered a career ending injury in 1977.
In 2007, Davis was appointed by New Hampshire Governor John Lynch to the N.H. Workforce Youth Council and in 2008 he became the chair. He has served as a board member of the Greater Seacoast United Way, as the Community Chair, and a member of the United Way Mass Bay Board.
Dwight spends much of his free time working with at-risk teens with lessons on and off the court. He is a member of the Seacoast Board of Realtors and has been among the Seacoast Top Producers since 2007. In 2009 Dwight received the National Workforce Leadership award from JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) for his extensive work with the youth of New Hampshire and leadership of the New Hampshire Workforce Youth Council..
Davis was recognized in 2013 by Rotary International by being awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship award. This is bestowed upon the Rotarians and members of the community that exhibit a better understanding and friendly relations for peoples around the world; past recipients of this award include Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela.
Davis lives in New Hampshire with his wife Gayle Davis, and he is the father of four children.