Ed Sadowski (basketball)

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

Born in Akron, Ohio,[1][2] Sadowski starred at Seton Hall University during the late 1930s and early 1940s. A 6'5" center, he led Seton Hall to its only undefeated season in 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 named All-BAA/NBA Team. After retiring from basketball in 1950, he worked for the Cities Service Oil Company. He died of cancer at his home in Wall, New Jersey in 1990.


  1. ^ Delozier, Alan (2002). Seton Hall Pirates: a basketball history. Arcadia Publishing. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7385-1079-8. 
  2. ^ "databaseBasketball.com: Ed Sadowski". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 

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