Edward C. "Ed" Macauley
Ed Macauley glided down the lanes of the NBA for easy layups and precise hook shots, frustrating many of the game's greatest big men. A phenomenal player under Hall of Fame coach Ed Hickey at St. Louis University, Macauley was everyone's All-America. "Easy Ed" started his ten-year NBA career with the St. Louis Bombers, played six seasons with the Boston Celtics, and in 1956, as a result of a trade that included the draft rights to Bill Russell, joined the St. Louis Hawks, winning a championship in 1958. In the first-ever NBA All Star Game in 1951, Macauley scored 20 points to go along with six rebounds and was named MVP. His efforts also landed him on the All-NBA First Team three years in a row starting in 1951. In ten seasons of pro ball, Macauley averaged double figures in points all but one season. At age 32, Macauley became the youngest person ever enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame.