There’s a reason why they call him “Ricky Buckets”. When Ricky Davis stepped on the floor during his 12 years in the NBA, fans could always expect soaring scoring and entertainment from the former 21st overall pick out of Iowa in 1998. Davis averaged 13.5 points, 3.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 736 games for six teams, posted his best average of 20.6 points for Cleveland in 2002-03 and always kept his name in the Sixth Man of the Year conversation. After hooping around the world and back again in the NBA Development League, don’t blink when Ricky Davis steps on the floor…you know the buckets are coming!
Pro Career: (1998-2000) Charlotte Hornets, (2000-2001) Miami Heat, (2001-2003) Cleveland Cavaliers, (2003-2006) Boston Celtics, (2006-2007) Minnesota Timberwolves, (2007-2008) Miami Heat, (2008-2010) Los Angeles Clippers, (2010) Turk Telekom (Turkey), (2010) Jiangsu Dragons (China), (2011) Chorale Roanne (France), (2011-2012) Maine Red Claws (NBA Development League), (2012) Piratas de Quebradillas (Puerto Rico), (2013-2014) Erie Bayhawks (NBA Development League)
Affiliations: During his playing days, the Ricky Davis Foundation was active in Minnesota, Boston and Miami with community outreach programs that benefited youth and underprivileged.
Post Pro Career: Ricky Davis last played during the 2014 season as a member of the NBA Development League’s Erie BayHawks.
- Entered the NBA at 18-years old after spending one year at the University of Iowa
- Was a two-time NBA Slam Dunk contest performer.
- Has gone by the nicknames: Ricky Buckets, Grits N Gravy, Wrong Rim Ricky
- Played with fellow Champions Basketball League members Marcus Banks and Antoine Walker with the Boston Celtics (2004-05). Also played with Marcus Banks in Minnesota and Miami. Played with Kareem Rush while with the Los Angeles Clippers.