David Ancrum

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David Ancrum
Personal information
Born (1958-06-09) June 9, 1958 (age 60)
New York City, New York
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
CollegeUtica (1978–1980)
NBA draft1980 / Undrafted
Playing career1984–1996
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1984–1986Albany Patroons
1986–1987Savannah Spirits
1992–1993Maccabi Tel Aviv
1993–1996Hapoel Afula
Career highlights and awards

David Chalton Ancrum (born June 9, 1958)[1] is an American retired professional and college basketball player. He played college basketball for Utica College. Subsequently, he followed a professional basketball career playing in several leagues, most notably in the CBA, Greece and Israel. He was a shooting guard.

College career[edit]

Born in New York City, Ancrum grew up in Roosevelt, New York in Long Island and played for Utica College basketball team from 1978 to 1980, he is the all-time leader in points per game for his college with 23.1 points per game out of 47 games and seventh all-time leading scorer with 1084.[2] He is the only Utica player to reach the 1,000 points mark in less than four seasons and the only player to score more than 600 points in a single season;[3] in 2010 Ancrum was inducted in Utica's hall of fame.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Ancrum played professionally for the Albany Patroons under coach Phil Jackson from 1984 to 1986,[4] he averaged 14.2 points per game in the 1984–1985 season.[4] He subsequently signed for the Savannah Spirits,[5] he led his team to beat the Patroons 117–110, scoring 23 points.[6] After playing basketball in Panama, he signed for Iraklis of the Greek League in 1987.[7] In his first season, he was only eligible to play in international competitions, since foreign players were not allowed in the Greek League at the time,[7] from 1988, when foreign players were declared eligible in the Greek League, to 1992 he appeared in 104 Greek League games for Iraklis averaging 33.7 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, 1.1 assists per game and 1.1 steals per game.[7] After being waived by Iraklis David Ancrum played for Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Afula;[3][7] in the 1993 Euroleague Ancrum appeared in 11 matches for Maccabi averaging 16.7 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 1.5 assists per game and 1.0 stal per game.[8]

Post basketball[edit]

Ancrum retired as a result of a knee injury, and has since become a coach at the high school level, he currently lives in Sacramento, California, where he runs the basketball program for Sacramento Country Day School.[3]


  1. ^ 1987-88 CBA Official Guide and Register, page 263
  2. ^ "Utica individual career records" (PDF). Utica College. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "David Ancrum Class of 1980". Utica College. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b Dyer, Mike (17 December 1986). "Pats waive Veteran Ancrum, Open up Roster for Kitchen". Schenectady Gazette. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ Dyer, Mike (8 January 1987). "Patroons Planning To Spoil Rosen, Ancrum Homecoming". Schenectady Gazette. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  6. ^ Dyer, Mike (8 January 1987). "Spirits Turn Back Patroons; Ancrum Leads 117-110 Effort". Schenectady Gazette. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d "Τι; Δεν είναι η ομάδα μου στην Α1; Iraklara baby!" (in Greek). SENTRA goal. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  8. ^ "David Chalton Ancrum (MACCABI TEL AVIV)". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

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