Ernie DiGregorio

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Birthday
15, 1951
Birthplace
Providence, RI
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Providence, RI

About

NBA point guard known for having won the 1973-1974 Rookie of the Year award. He subsequently played four more seasons due to a severe knee injury suffered during the 1977-1978 season.

Before Fame

He won a state championship in 1968 as a member of the North Providence High School basketball team. He subsequently played for the Providence Friars, who he helped lead to the 1973 Final Four.

Trivia

He led a collegiate all-star team to a victory over the Soviet Union national basketball team in 1972. In 1977, he became an official endorser of Spalding's basketballs, and as a result, earned his own "Ernie D" model.

Family Life

He was born and raised in north Providence, Rhode Island.

Associated With

He played alongside Bill Walton on the collegiate all-star team that defeated the Soviet Union in 1972.