Ron Sobieszczyk

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Ron Sobieszczyk
Personal information
Born (1934-08-21)August 21, 1934
Chicago, Illinois
Died October 24, 2009(2009-10-24) (aged 75)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school St. Bonaventure
(Sturtevant, Wisconsin)
College DePaul (1953–1956)
NBA draft 1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Fort Wayne Pistons
Playing career 1956–1963
Position Guard
Number 17
Career history
19561959 New York Knicks
1959–1960 Minneapolis Lakers
1961–1963 Chicago Majors
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,619 (8.4 ppg)
Rebounds 791 (4.1 rpg)
Assists 553 (1.8 apg)
Stats at

Ron Sobieszcyzk (September 21, 1934 – October 23, 2009[1]) was an American professional basketball player.

Also known as Ron Sobie,[2] Sobieszczyk played for coach Ray Meyer at DePaul University from 1953 to 1956. He scored 1,222 points in his college career and participated with the College All-Stars team that toured with the Harlem Globetrotters. After college, he played four seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks and Minneapolis Lakers, scoring 1,691 points before suffering a knee injury. He then served brief stints with the Washington Generals exhibition team and the Chicago Majors of the ABL.

Sobieszczyk later owned Sobie's Bar and Grill in Cicero, Illinois.[3]

Sobieszczyk died on October 23, 2009 of a degenerative brain disease.[4]


  1. ^ DePaul Basketball Loses Hall of Famer Ron Sobie. October 24, 2009. Retrieved on October 24, 2009.
  2. ^ "Yes and they count! Not exactly what we had in mind, burt here are Marv's Knicks faves anyway". New York Daily News. November 1, 1996. Retrieved on October 24, 2009.
  3. ^ Joe Goddard. "What's up with Ron Sobieszczyk". Chicago Sun-Times. March 10, 2002. 83.
  4. ^ Kim Janssen (October 25, 2009), Ron Sobieszczyk, 1934-2009: Former DePaul basketball standout, played in NBA Chicago Tribune. Retrieved on October 25, 2009. Archived November 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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