Al digger cervi was one of the top basketball players of the 1940s and 1950s. He earned the nickname digger because of his.
February 12 1917 in buffalo new york died.
Al cervi. Inducted as player in 1985 as player. November 9 2009 high school. Success seemed to follow cervi no matter what role he filled or what uniform he wore and he was a winner pure and.
Al cervi left east high school in buffalo after his junior year to start playing professional basketball. Alfred nicholas cervi february 12 1917 november 9 2009 was an american professional basketball player and coach in the national basketball league nbl and national basketball association nba. 202 g 7 9 ppg 1 8 rpg 3 2 apg full record more coach info.
Al cervi at the naismith memorial basketball hall of fame. An agile and fluid moving guard his reputation in sandlot and semipro ball earned him a spot on the national basketball league s newly formed buffalo bisons. As an experienced investor and realtor i can help you address these needs.
He played for teams in buffalo and rochester before world war ii interrupted his career for four years. One of the strongest backcourt players of the 1940s and 1950s he was always assigned to defend against the opposing team s best scoring threat. Real estate can be a great investment.
His career spanned both the national basketball league nbl and the national basketball association nba. Known for his scrappy and hustling style al cervi was a premier player of his time. Alfred nicholas cervi february 12 1917 november 9 2009 was an american professional basketball player and coach in the national basketball league nbl and national basketball association nba one of the strongest backcourt players of the 1940s and 1950s he was always assigned to defend against the opposing team s best scoring threat.
Upon his return from service he spent three seasons with the rochester royals who won the 1945 46 national basketball league. Alfred nicholas cervi digger born. Text is available under the creative commons attribution sharealike license.
East in buffalo new york hall of fame. It is important you understand what you can afford neighborhood and schools proximity to work family needs now and in the future and what loan to best serve your needs. Few early professional basketball figures were as admired or revered as al cervi.
Al was an a strong tenacious defender who played with unyielding determination. Al cervi career stats game logs biographical info awards and achievements for the nba.