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Tony Nicodemo (born 1935) was a college basketball player who set several records while playing for Saint Michael's College of Vermont in the late 1950s.
Tony prepped at Ferris High School in Jersey City, New Jersey where he was the first 1,000 point scorer in Jersey City Public School history. He was first team All City, All Hudson County, and All State in 1955. His number 13 was the first jersey retired in Jersey City Public School history.
St Michael's College, Vermont
A cornerstone for the foundation of the tremendously successful Saint Michael's basketball teams of the late 1950's.
He was voted a Second Team NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans by both the Associated Press ( AP) and United Press international (UPI) in 1958 and again in 1959 . He was named a Catholic Small College All-American in 1959. He was named All-State three times, and All-New England twice. He was named the NCAA Men's College Division Basketball Championship NCAA Tournament MVP in the 1958 New England Regionals, as he led the Purple Knights to the National Tournament for the third straight year. He was the only small college player named to Look Magazine's District One (New England) First Team in 1959. Nicodemo, who set several game, season, and career scoring records at Saint Michael's, also set two NCAA Tournament records in 1958. In beating Grambling to advance to the Final Four, he scored 20 field goals on his way to a 49-point total for the night; both being NCAA record numbers. A team captain and member of the 1,000-point club (l,042), his jersey, #13, has been retired from active use.
St Michael's College Hall Of Fame
New England Basketball Hall of Fame
Hudson County Sports Hall Of Fame
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