Dolph Schayes – A Bronx Basketball Icon 

Dolph Schayes a 6-8 Power Forward/Center was a star in the 40’s and played at Dewitt Clinton in the Bronx, New York. Schayes grew up in the University Heights area in the North part of the Bronx. He led Clinton high to the Bronx Borough championship.

He became the top player in New York City in 1944. He attended college at NYU in Manhattan was an All-American in basketball and won the Haggerty Award in 1948. 

Schayes spend 16 years with the Syracuse Nationals and Philadelphia 76ers. A top scorer and rebounder, he was a member of the 1955 NBA champion Syracuse Nationals team and a 12-time NBA All-Star. 

Dolph Schayes was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1973. In May 2015, Schayes was inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame, where he received a street named in his honor, called “Dolph Schayes Street”.

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