Glen "Big Baby" Davis will speak at Rotary | Business
Glen "Big Baby" Davis of the Boston Celtics will be the guest speaker at the Rotary of Baton Rouge at noon on Wednesday July 20. The meeting will be held at Boudreaux's at 2647 Government Street.
Growing up in Baton Rouge in a single-parent household with five other family members had an indelible effect on Davis. He was one of the lucky ones, having had several helping hands along the way to guide him and keep him on the right path. It is for this reason, whether he’s encouraging a young person stricken with a disease through the Make A Wish foundation or recording a PSA in conjunction with the UNICEF Haiti Relief efforts that Davis strongly believes in and demonstrates “of whom much is given, much is expected,”
Davis successfully made the transition to college, starring at LSU where he was named the SEC’s freshman of the year in 2005 and Player of the Year in 2006 while leading LSU to the Final Four. That year same year, Davis earned all-region honors for his play in the NCAA Tournament in a year in which he led the SEC in both scoring (18.6) and rebounding (9.7). He received numerous school, regional, and SEC honors, 2005 SEC Freshman of the Year (Coaches), 2006 All-Atlanta NCAA Region, 2007 First Team All-SEC, to name a few. He holds LSU’s 10th place on the all-time leading scorer list with 1,587 points. He also ranks sixth all-time in rebounding (916), fifth in free throws made (429) and third in blocked shots (110).
Davis entered the 2007 NBA draft and was selected the Seattle Supersonics’ 35th pick. Shortly thereafter, he was traded to the Boston Celtics as part of the Ray Allen trade. During the 2007‐2008 season- his rookie season- Davis was a major contributor in helping the Celtics win their 17th World Title.
Also known as the “Ticket Stub” for his outstanding play when called upon to start in place of Kevin Garnett, the “Big Ticket,” Glen continues to contribute significantly to the team’s success. Last season (2009-2010), he averaged 6.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per game and recorded his 1,000th career point against New York in February.
His career continues to prosper and at only 25 years of age, his future is bright. His success on the court has brought him significant exposure and notoriety, but his commitment to helping others is what clearly drives him.