Dave Gambee

Dave Gambee (born February 16, 1937) is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Dave Gambee
Personal information
Born (1937-04-16) April 16, 1937 (age 83)
Portland, Oregon
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolCorvallis (Corvallis, Oregon)
CollegeOregon State (1955–1958)
NBA draft1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Playing career1958–1970
PositionSmall forward
Number33, 25, 12, 20, 30
Career history
19581960St. Louis Hawks
1960Cincinnati Royals
19601967Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers
1967–1968San Diego Rockets
1968–1969Milwaukee Bucks
1969Detroit Pistons
1969–1970San Francisco Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points7,935 (10.6 ppg)
Rebounds3,891 (5.2 rpg)
Assists757 (1.0 apg)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Early lifeEdit

Gambee attended Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Oregon and starred in basketball and baseball.

College careerEdit

Gambee chose to stay in town and play college basketball at Oregon State University.[1] 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.

In 2010, Gambee was inducted into the Pac-10 Basketball Hall of Honor.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Gambee was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks in the first round (6th pick) of the 1958 NBA draft.[1] 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.


  1. ^ a b "Dave Gambee". BasketballReference.com. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
  2. ^ "Wilkins, Gambee honored". The Register-Guard. February 6, 2010.