16. Frank Ramsey

From Kentucky, and a former star at the University of Kentucky, the appropriately nicknamed "Kentucky Colonel," Frank Ramsey, was a champion in the NCAA and helped lay the groundwork for the Celtics dynasty that would begin in the last half of the 1950s.   Ramsey was not the star of the team for Boston like he was as a Wildcat, but he was an efficient player with excellent court vision who was selfless, an essential attribute for those early Boston powerhouse teams.  As such, he was an important piece to helping the Celtics win their first seven titles, and over his nine-year career (all with Boston) he would average 13.4 Points per Game.

Ramsey would be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Shooting Guard, Small Forward
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 6th Overall 4/24/53.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1963/64 Season.
  • Games Played: 623
  • Per Game Averages: 24.6 MP
    *N/A eFG%
    .804 FT%
    13.4 PTS
    5.5 RB
    1.8 AST
    *N/A STL
    *N/A BLK

    *eFG%, Steals, and Blocks was not a stat when Ramsey played.
  • Advanced Stats: 15.5 PER
    .479 TS%
    **N/A VORP
    49.1 WS

    **VORP was not a stat when Ramsey Played.
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NBA Champion (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 & 1964)

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