Arguably the greatest shooter of his era, Bill Sharman was one of the first NBA guards to push his field-goal percentage above .400 for a season (.436 in 1952-53), and he still ranks among the top free-throw shooters of all time with an .883 lifetime percentage. In an 11-year NBA career played mostly with the Boston Celtics, Sharman was voted to the All-NBA First or Second Team seven times, and he played in eight NBA All-Star Games. He teamed with Bob Cousy to form one of the most formidable backcourts in league history, helping the Celtics to four championships during his tenure. more...
Full Name: William Walton Sharman Born: 5/25/26 in Abilene, Tex. High School: Narbonne (Lomita, Calif.); Porterville (Calif.) College: Southern California Drafted by: Washington Capitols, 1950 Transactions: Selected by Fort Wayne Pistons in 1951 Dispersal Draft of Capitols franchise; Traded to Boston Celtics (1951)
Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 lbs. Honors: Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame (Player 1976, Coach 2004); NBA Champion (1957, '59-'61); All NBA First Team (1956-'59); All NBA Second Team (1953, '55, '60); 8-time NBA All-Star (1953-'60); NBA All-Star MVP (1955); NBA 25th Anniversary Team (1970); One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).