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Frank V. Ramsey

Basketball publications describe Frank Ramsey as a confident, cerebral player who enjoyed pressure-filled situations and always excelled in the clutch. That description appropriately fit a player who, as a talented sixth man, could have started for many NBA teams but was an integral part of the Celtics dynasty in the 1960s not as a starter but as the first player off the bench. As a collegian, Ramsey starred at the University of Kentucky under Hall of Fame coach Adolph Rupp where he was known as the "Kentucky Colonel" and was a three-time All-Southeastern Conference selection. Ramsey led Kentucky to a 32-2 record in 1951 and a perfect 25-0 season in 1954. As a pro, Ramsey averaged 13.4 points a game, and along with coach Red Auerbach, invented and popularized the sixth man role, igniting a Celtics team that featured Hall of Famers Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman, and Tom Heinsohn.

Enshrined 1982
Born July 13, 1931 Corydon, KY
College Colorado College Kentucky
Professional Career Boston Celtics
Career Stats
6' 3" HEIGHT
SF/SG POSITION
1 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
2x ALL-AMERICAN
7 NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS
1x CONSENSUS SECOND-TEAM
ALL-AMERICAN