Barney Sedran, "The Mighty Mite of Basketball," is the smallest player to be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. At only 5-foot-4-inches and 115 pounds, Sedran's lightning-fast moves and superior passing judgment made him a wizard on the court. Despite his size, Sedran was the go-to player and his team's leading scorer most seasons. After three standout years at City College of New York, Sedran turned professional in 1912 with the Newburgh Club and then starred with Utica of the New York State League. He actually played all over the Northeast jumping from team to team often and packing as much basketball as possible into his younger days. Sedran was considered one of the early game's best players and his spirited play often led to victories over the dominant Original Celtics. Sedran, who once scored 34 points playing without the benefit of a backboard, teamed at Utica with fellow Hall of Famer Max Friedman to form the "Heavenly Twins."
BornJanuary 28, 1891 New York, NY
DiedJanuary 14, 1969
CollegeCity College of New York
Professional CareerAlbany Senators Bridgeport Blue Ribbons Brooklyn Dodgers Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers Carbondale Cleveland Rosenblums Cohoes Cohosiers Easthampton Hampers Jersey City Skeeters Kensington Jaspers Kingston K. Smith Colonial Mohawk Indians New York Giants New York Whirlwinds Newburgh Tenths Passaic Cith Athletic Assoc Philadelphia DeNeri Scranton Miners Turners Falls Athletics Utica Indians Utica Utes Wilkes-Barre Barons Windsor National Acme Yonkers Chippewas