Name: Macauley, Ed
Born/Started: Mar. 22, 1928
Description: “Easy” Ed Macauley is a Hall of Fame basketball player who played for Saint Louis University and the St. Louis Hawks. A two-time All-America at Saint Louis University, he earned MVP honors in the 1948 NIT and in 1949 was named the Associated Press Player of the Year. In 1949, he started his 10-year NBA career with the St. Louis Bombers. The Bombers disbanded and he was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1950 NBA dispersal draft. With the Celtics, he teamed with fellow Hall of Famers Bob Cousy and Bill Sharman, to form a trio regarded as one of the greatest scoring combinations in pro basketball history.
In 1956, as a result of a trade that included the draft rights to Bill Russell, Macauley returned home to play for the St. Louis Hawks. Two years later, he teamed with Bob Pettit in leading St. Louis to the 1958 NBA title. A seven-time NBA All-Star, Macauley earned MVP honors in the first NBA All-Star Game in 1951, scoring 20 points and grabbing six rebounds. Macauley later coached St. Louis to a pair of Western Division titles. At age 32, he became the youngest person enshrined into the Hall of Fame.
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