Ed Ratleff

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Ed Ratleff
No. 42
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1950-03-29) March 29, 1950 (age 64)
Bellefontaine, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school East (Columbus, Ohio)
College Long Beach State (1970–1973)
NBA draft 1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro playing career 1973–1978
Career history
19731978 Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,813 (8.3 ppg)
Rebounds 1,363 (4.0 rpg)
Assists 896 (2.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

William Edward "Easy Ed" Ratleff (born March 29, 1950) is a retired American basketball player. He attended Columbus East high school where he led the basketball team to the Ohio State Championship in 1968 and was joined by Dwight "Bo" Lamar (Southwestern Louisiana) to claim the 1969 title.[1]

A 6'6" guard/forward from California State University, Long Beach, Ratleff played for the United States national basketball team at the 1972 Summer Olympics, where the United States lost a controversial gold medal game to the Soviet Union. Ratleff and his teammates earned silver medals, which they refused to accept. Throughout the Olympic tournament, Ratleff averaged 6.4 points per game.[2]

From 1973 to 1978, Ratleff played professional basketball in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Houston Rockets. He averaged 8.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in his NBA career.[3]


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  2. ^ USA Basketball.
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