Woody Sauldsberry

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Woody Sauldsberry
No. 14, 21, 35, 18
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1934-07-11)July 11, 1934
Winnsboro, Louisiana
Died September 3, 2007(2007-09-03) (aged 73)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Compton Union (Compton, California)
College Texas Southern
NBA draft 1957 / Round: 8 / Pick: 60th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
Pro playing career 1955–1966
Career history
1955–1957 Harlem Globetrotters
19571960 Philadelphia Warriors
19601961 St. Louis Hawks
1961–1963 Chicago Packers / Zephyrs
1963 St. Louis Hawks
1965 New Haven Elms (EPBL)
1965–1966 Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,930 (10.7 ppg)
Rebounds 3,618 (7.8 rpg)
Assists 498 (1.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Woodrow "Woody" Sauldsberry Jr. (July 11, 1935 – September 2007[1]) was an American National Basketball Association player.

Sauldsberry was born in Winnsboro, Louisiana and graduated from Compton Union High School, where he was the star of his basketball team, and then went on to attend Texas Southern University. In 1957, he was drafted in Round 8 by the Philadelphia Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors). The following year in 1958, he was named the league's Rookie of the Year — the second African American ever to win the award and becoming the lowest overall draft pick ever to win the award, a record he still holds. In 1959, he played in the NBA All-Star Game. Later in his career he played for the St. Louis Hawks, Chicago Zephyrs and Boston Celtics.

During the 1960s, Sauldsberry was part of the Harlem Globetrotters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klores, Dan (2007-09-17). "End basketball's blacklist". New York Daily News. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 

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