Edward C. "Ed" Macauley

Enshrined 1960
St. Louis, MO
March 22, 1928 - November 8, 2011


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 (1951), Macauley, a seven-time participant, scored 20 points with six rebounds and was named MVP. At age 32, Macauley became the youngest person ever enshrined into the Hall of Fame.

Career Highlights

All-America at St. Louis University, 1948, 1949
Associated Press College Player of the Year, 1949
MVP, NIT championship team, 1949
All-NBA First-Team, 1951, 1952, 1953