August 21, 1934|
|Died||October 24, 2009
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||St. Bonaventure
|NBA draft||1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall|
|Selected by the Fort Wayne Pistons|
|1956–1959||New York Knicks|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1,619 (8.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||791 (4.1 rpg)|
|Assists||553 (1.8 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Also known as Ron Sobie, 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 died on October 23, 2009 of a degenerative brain disease.
- DePaul Basketball Loses Hall of Famer Ron Sobie. October 24, 2009. Retrieved on October 24, 2009.
- "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.
- Joe Goddard. "What's up with Ron Sobieszczyk". Chicago Sun-Times. March 10, 2002. 83.
- 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.
- Ron Sobie at Basketball-Reference.com