Art Spector

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Art Spector
Personal information
Born (1920-10-17)October 17, 1920
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died June 18, 1987(1987-06-18) (aged 66)
New York City, New York
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school West Philadelphia
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Villanova (1940–1941)
Playing career 1946–1950
Position Forward
Number 12
Career history
1946–1950 Boston Celtics
Career statistics
Points 852
Assist 143
Stats at

Arthur Edward "Art" Spector (17 October 1920 – 18 June 1987) was an American basketball player who played as a forward for the Boston Celtics from 1946 to 1950. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Spector attended Villanova University, before becoming the first player ever to be signed by the Celtics.[1] His grandson is American soccer player Jonathan Spector. Spector was Jewish.[2]


  1. ^ Neil Singelais. "Art Spector, first player signed to play for Celtics; at 70". Boston Globe. June 20, 1987. Retrieved on August 27, 2009.
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