Ed Wachter

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Ed Wachter 1933 Goudey Sport Kings basketball card.

Edward A. Wachter (June 30, 1883 – March 12, 1966) was one of the first professional basketball players. The 6 ft 1 in Wachter is widely regarded as the greatest center of the 1910s.[citation needed]

Wachter, a native of Troy, New York, played for several professional teams, like the Troy Trojans, in his 25-year career. He later coached at several schools, including Harvard University. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1961.

Further reading[edit]

  • Peterson, Robert W. (2002). "Fumbling, Faltering, Failing". Cages to Jump Shots: Pro Basketball's Early Years. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. pp. 46–68. ISBN 0-8032-8772-0. 

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