|College:||Tennessee State University|
Monti Davis (born July 26, 1958 in Warren, Ohio) was signed by the Dallas Mavericks, as a free agent, to a 10-day contract on January 2, 1981 and appeared in one game for the team.
Davis was a 6'7 forward from Tennessee Tech. He still ranks high in the NCAA record books for most rebounds in a game when he recorded 30 against Alabama State on February 8, 1979.
The Philadelphia 76ers drafted Davis in the first round of the 1980 NBA draft. He appeared in only one game for Philadelphia, playing just two minutes and scoring two points with one rebound.
Waived by the 76ers, Davis was signed to a ten-day contract by the Dallas Mavericks. Again, however, he played in only one game, this time logging 1 point with three rebounds in eight minutes. His one game puts him in a special Mavs class along with Chucky Brown, Adrian Caldwell, Randell Jackson, Rodrick Rhodes, Joao Vianna and Mark Wade as players who appeared in exactly one game for Dallas.
Jaime Aron tells a funny story in his book 'Tales From The Dallas Mavericks ' about Davis being with the team the day the inaugural team picture was made. Club officials, however, knew that Davis would not be resigned and asked him not to appear in the photo thus leaving the Mavs with only eleven players in that picture.