Cousy Set to Return to Holy Cross to Host Discussion on New Book
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Cousy will be joined by author Gary Pomerantz.
The discussion will take place on Friday, October 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Seelos Theater on Holy Cross’ campus.
In this hour-long discussion the pair will look back on the career of the basketball legend, including his time at Holy Cross, his unparalleled championship run with the Celtics, and his relationship with fellow basketball icon Bill Russell during a time of racial divide and social change in the country.
Making his high school varsity squad as a junior, he went on to earn a scholarship to Holy Cross, where he led the Crusaders to berths in the 1948 NCAA Tournament and 1950 NCAA Tournament. He was named an NCAA All-American for 3 seasons.
Cousy was initially drafted by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks as the third overall pick in the first round of the 1950 NBA draft, but after he refused to report, he was picked up by Boston.
In the NBA, Cousy led the league 8 straight years in assists, playing on six NBA championship teams, and being voted into 13 NBA All-Star Games in his 13 full NBA seasons. He was also named to 12 All-NBA First and Second Teams and won the 1957 NBA Most Valuable Player Award.
Related Slideshow: 10 Biggest Games in Holy Cross Basketball History
Holy Cross vs Michigan in NCAA Tournament
The game marked Holy Cross' first NCAA Tournament appearance in 21 seasons.
After leading 72-70 with less than 5 minutes to play, the Crusaders fell 92-81.
Holy Cross was led that season by Ronnie Perry, however, he was injured for this game.
Holy Cross vs Duquesne - NIT Championship game
Holy Cross won the NIT Championship game 71-62 over Duquesne.
The Crusaders were led by Togo Palazzi who was named MVP of the tournament.
Palazzi went as the number one pick in the NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics a couple of months later.
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