|Born||April 16, 1937|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Corvallis (Corvallis, Oregon)|
|College||Oregon State (1955–1958)|
|NBA draft||1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall|
|Selected by the St. Louis Hawks|
|Number||33, 25, 12, 20, 30|
|1958–1960||St. Louis Hawks|
|1960–1967||Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers|
|1967–1968||San Diego Rockets|
|1969–1970||San Francisco Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||7,935 (10.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,891 (5.2 rpg)|
|Assists||757 (1.0 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Gambee chose to stay in town and play college basketball at Oregon State University. Following the 1957-58 season, the 6-foot-7 Gambee was OSU’s career leader in points scored (1,468), was No. 3 in rebounds (828) and he had five 30-plus scoring games. Gambee was named an All-American twice while at Oregon State. He garnered those high honors in 1957 and 1958, and was also a first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference selection both years. He led the Beavers to the 1958 Pacific Coast Title and to three Far West Classic Championships. He was the 1957 Classic MVP. While at Oregon State, Gambee also was a 1st baseman and a pitcher on the Beaver Baseball team as well.
Gambee was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks in the first round (6th pick) of the 1958 NBA draft. He played 12 seasons in the NBA with eight different teams (10.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg averages), and retired after the 1969-70 season.
- "Dave Gambee". BasketballReference.com. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
- "Wilkins, Gambee honored". The Register-Guard. February 6, 2010.