|No. 24, 34, 10, 26|
|Date of birth||May 10, 1959|
|Place of birth||Syracuse, New York|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in|
|Listed weight||235 lbs|
|NBA Draft||1981 / Round: 1; Pick: 13th|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|1993-1994||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Danny Schayes at NBA.com|
He is an alum of Jamesville-Dewitt High School. Schayes scored 1,012 points in his high school career, and led his team to the Onondaga League North title in 1977.
He ended the year as a player on the gold medal-winning U.S. basketball team at the 1977 Maccabiah Games (coached by his father) in Tel Aviv, Israel, before beginning his college career.
Schayes had an outstanding senior year at Syracuse University, in which he averaged nearly 12 points and compiled 284 rebounds for SU. That year (1981) Danny was named All-Big East first team, an All-American, and an Academic All-American. He still holds the Carrier Dome record for rebounds in a game, with 23 (against Georgetown).
After a career with the Jazz, he played for a number of different teams, notably with the Denver Nuggets, where he had his best years. The highlight of his NBA career was his performance in the 1987-88 season with the Nuggets, when he averaged 13.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. In the playoffs that season he averaged 16.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. He was 4th in the NBA with a .640 true shooting percentage.
Overall, Danny's pro career was less illustrious than his father's, with career averages of 7.7 points and 5 rebounds per game.
He retired after the NBA lockout-shortened 1999 season, after averaging a mere 1.5 points in an injury-plagued 19-game stint with the Orlando Magic.
Awards and Honors
He was inducted into the Jamesville-Dewitt High School athletic Hall of Fame. He was honored by the High School in 1989 when the school retired his uniform number "55."
In 2000, the Post Standard named Schayes the "Best male athlete to hail from CNY," and he was also named to the Syracuse University All-Century Basketball team. He was inducted into the Syracuse Hall of Fame.
Schayes, who is Jewish, is a member of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in New York.