September 18, 1990
Seton Hall (1936–1940)
Seton Hall University
| 240 lb (109 kg)|
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Detroit Eagles (NBL)
| July 11, 1917
Akron, Ohio (1917-07-11) |
3 (Boston Celtics / Center)
Ed Sadowski (basketball) Wikipedia
Edward Anthony Sadowski (July 11, 1917 – September 18, 1990) was an American professional basketball player.
Sadowski was born in Akron, Ohio. He was part of a large family, with at least three brothers and three sisters.
He starred at Seton Hall University during the late 1930s and early 1940s. A 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) center, he led Seton Hall to its only undefeated season (1939–1940).
Sadowski later played professionally in the National Basketball League, the Basketball Association of America, and the National Basketball Association (which was formed after a merger between the first two leagues in this list).
As a member of the Boston Celtics in 1947–48, Sadowski ranked third in the BAA in points per game (19.4) and was named to the All-BAA first team, made him the first ever Boston Celtics player to be named to the All-BAA/NBA Team.
Retiring from basketball in 1950, he worked in labor relations for the Cities Service Oil Company.
Sadowski and his wife, Charlotte, had two sons, Edward and Bill. Sadowski died of cancer at age 73 in his Wall Township, New Jersey home in 1990.