Togo Palazzi

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Togo Palazzi
Togo Palazzi at NEBBHOF.jpg
Personal information
Born (1932-08-08) August 8, 1932 (age 82)
Union City, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Union Hill
(Union City, New Jersey)
College Holy Cross (1951–1954)
NBA draft 1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career 1954–1962
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 12, 6, 17
Career history
19541956 Boston Celtics
1956–1960 Syracuse Nationals
1960–1962 Scranton Miners (EPBL)
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,382 (7.4 ppg)
Rebounds 1,113 (3.4 rpg)
Assists 233 (0.7 apg)
Stats at

Togo Anthony Palazzi (born August 8, 1932 in Union City, New Jersey) is a retired American basketball player.

A 6'4" forward/guard, Palazzi played at the College of the Holy Cross in the 1950s. He was captain of the Crusaders team that won the 1954 NIT Championship and was named MVP of the tournament.[1]

Palazzi was selected by the Boston Celtics with the fifth pick of the 1954 NBA Draft. He played six seasons in the NBA as a member of the Celtics and Syracuse Nationals and averaged 7.4 points per game in his career.[2]

He now gives speeches at basketball camps for young adults interested in basketball. Along with conducting area speeches he is the camp director of the Togo Palazzi/Sterling Recreation Basketball Camp in Sterling, Massachusetts.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Jon Goode. No stopping Togo. May 10, 2005. Retrieved on April 2, 2008.
  2. ^
    • Togo Palazzi at Retrieved on April 2, 2008.

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