Clyde J. Davis Jr. was a basketball
star for Washington High School from 1937 through 1940 and was an
All-WPIAL selection in 1939.
A Pittsburgh newspaper describing Davis' All-WPIAL qualities said, "With
his height advantage he adds a keen scoring eye, a storehouse of speed,
streaked with style and skill."
After graduation from Wash High, Davis played three years of basketball
at Virginia Union University in Richmond where he was an all-conference
choice and served as team captain.
Davis continued his basketball career in the U.S. Army where he was a
member of the 56th Medical Training, Battalion team and starred in the
All-Army Basketball Championships at Fort Sam Houston, TX. In 1952,
while serving as a first lieutenant.