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Ed Sadowski (basketball)

Nationality  American
Pro career  1940–1950
Died  September 18, 1990
Position  Center
College  Seton Hall (1936–1940)
Role  Basketball player
Education  Seton Hall University
Listed weight  240 lb (109 kg)
Name  Ed Sadowski
Weight  109 kg
Listed height  6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
1940–1941  Detroit Eagles (NBL)
Height  1.96 m

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Born  July 11, 1917 Akron, Ohio (1917-07-11)
Number  3 (Boston Celtics / Center)

Edward Anthony Sadowski (July 11, 1917 – September 18, 1990) was an American professional basketball player.

Early life

Sadowski was born in Akron, Ohio. He was part of a large family, with at least three brothers and three sisters.

College athletics

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).

Professional basketball

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).

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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.

After basketball

Retiring from basketball in 1950, he worked in labor relations for the Cities Service Oil Company.

Personal life and later years

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.

References

Ed Sadowski (basketball) Wikipedia


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