Hubert Ira Davis Jr., a man of unparalleled skill and character, has impacted basketball as a player and a coach. Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Davis quickly established himself as a standout athlete, playing college basketball for the Tar Heels and helping lead his team to a national championship in 1991.
After playing college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the New York Knicks selected Davis in the first round of the 1992 NBA draft. Over the course of his 12-year NBA career, Davis established himself as one of the league’s most accurate three-point shooters, ending his career with a remarkable 44.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc.
But Davis’s accomplishments extend far beyond his impressive professional statistics. In addition to his basketball achievements, Davis holds a history degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has completed additional coursework in education. He has used his academic background to great effect in his coaching career, helping to develop the skills and talents of countless young athletes.
Davis is also known for his philanthropic endeavors, significantly impacting his community. He has supported organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, demonstrating a commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others.
As Davis continues to make history as the first Black head coach of the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team, his legacy as a player, coach, and philanthropist continues to inspire those around him.