Inductee Information
NameDave Smith

Induction CategoryAthlete
UniversityManitoba Bisons
TeamGordon Bell, Stellars, Manitoba Bisons


Dave Smith toiled as an underrated player yet anyone who ever played with him recognized his skill and talent immediately.  At home at either forward of centre, his turn around jumper plus his consistent rebounding made him a valued member to any team.

Dave’s basketball career started out on a high note as a member of the 1951-52 Gordon Bell City High School Champions.  He played for the Winnipeg Stellars in the Winnipeg Senior League the following year and then began 5 years with the University of Manitoba Bisons.  During that time, Dave was an All-Star twice, the Pat Gorman Most Valuable Player and the Bisons won three consecutive WCIAU titles from 1954-55 through 1956-57.

Upon graduating, Dave played senior ball for ten years and was an All-Star Team Member 3 times and several times played on teams at National Finals.  In the 1980’s, Dave was a member of the Investors Master Basketball Tame and as instrumental in their  winning of 2 Masters Championships.
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