Basketball Legend “Easy” Ed Macauley Dies

Brad Choat

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A member of the Basketball Hall of Fame who’s often referred to as the greatest player in the history of St. Louis University Billiken hoops has died at the age of 83.

The St. Louis University athletics department confirms Ed Macauley died Tuesday at his St. Louis home.

“Easy Ed” led the Billikens to the 1948 NIT Championship and was named MVP. He scored 1,402 points in a SLU uniform.

Macauley went on to NBA glory with the Boston Celtics and St. Louis Hawks. He was a vital part of the Hawks championship title in the 1958-59 season.

Macauley was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1960 and has been named one of the NBA’s Top 100 Players of All Time.

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