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Pro Hoops History HOF: Ed Sadowski

“A scowling brute of a man with close-cropped hair and a game face as belligerent as a clenched fist, Big Ed tallied most of his points with a sweeping right-handed hook shot that was virtually unstoppable. For sure he was

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Bobby McDermott

One of the pivotal figures in professional basketball’s transformation from regional circuit to national chain, Bobby McDermott ruled the basketball roost during the mid-1940s. Like many ball players who came of age in the 1930s, McDermott didn’t have the financial

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Charley Shipp

From 1995 to 2005, it was fairly commonplace to see professional basketball players completely skip college for the moneyed pastures of the NBA. Nearly 60 years before, though, players routinely skipped the college process for pro basketball. That’s not to

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Pro Hoops History HOF: George Yardley

The one thing I’m most proud of as a coach is playing Yardley. He became the first player to score 2,000 points in a season, and he was such a skinny, chalky-white bastard that you thought he was dying from

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Larry Foust

As I’ve said before, Larry Foust likely was never the best center in the NBA. If he ever was, it was during the 1954-55 campaign. He wasn’t the best at scoring, wasn’t the best at rebounding, and not the best

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The Lowdown: Larry Foust

Years Active: 1951 – 1962 Regular Season Stats: 817 games, 29.2 MPG 13.7 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 1.7 APG, 40.5% FG, 74.1% FT Postseason Stats: 73 games, 27.4 mpg 12.4 PPG 9.7 RPG, 1.3 APG, 39.4% FG, 78.1% FT Accolades: 8x

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