Davis 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 with a disease through the Make-A-Wish foundation or recording a PSA in conjunction with UNICEF’s Haiti Relief efforts, Glen “Big Baby” Davis strongly believes in and demonstrates “of whom much is given, much is expected.”
After winning back-to-back high school state championships, Davis starred at LSU and in 2006 cemented his place in school history by leading LSU to the Final Four, earning all-region honors for his play in the NCAA Tournament.
Davis was also named 2006 SEC Player of the year after leading the league in both scoring (18.6) and rebounding (9.7).
He holds 10th place on LSU’s all-time scoring list (1,587 points), sixth in rebounding (916), fifth in free throws made (429) and third in blocked shots (110).
He was drafted as the 35th pick by the Seattle Supersonics in 2007. During his 2008 rookie season, Davis was a major contributor, helping the Celtics win their 17th NBA World Title.
His career continues to prosper, and 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.
Davis recently announced the Glen “Big Baby” Davis Foundation, designed to create awareness of childhood literacy and demonstrate the positive impact reading has on youth.
Davis partnered with the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System July 20-23 to “Score Big with Books” and promote reading and literacy, and kicked off his Bookmobile tour with Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden at a press conference at BREC's Sports Academy.
Traveling on the library's bookmobile, Davis toured the city sharing his love for reading with kids at BREC summer day camps, libraries, community centers and other similar sites throughout the EBR.
Davis stopped by the Zachary Branch Library on the opening day of his "Booking it with Baby" literacy tour to promote reading, sign autographs, books, t-shirts and book bags for teens from the Zachary, Baker and Central communities.
"The library bookmobile is a great way to encourage kids to read by bringing books to them," Davis said. "It shows them it can be cool and fun."
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