Hall of Popularity National Basketball Group and NBA safeguard/forwards whose profession spanned from 1937 to 1953. He was recruited with the NBL’s Buffalo Bisons in his junior season of senior high school. He was nicknamed digger for his tenacious protection. He was raised around Rochester, NY. He spent his last four periods using the Syracuse Nationals and retired five years before Hal Greer started his 15-season career using the franchise.