Barney Sedran Inducted in 2010
Inducted in 2010
Barney "Mighty Mite" Sedran (1891-1964) he stood at only 5-7 and was the smallest player enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. A NYC native Sedran grew up on the Lower Eastside playing for New York Whirlwinds and Cleveland Rosenblums, among many other teams in New York as well as in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. Sedran played for Lower Eastside University Settlement House. On the Settlement team, they won 115-pound division Championship in 1905-06, and the Metropolitan AAU 1906-07. For three consecutive seasons at City College of New York 1909-11, Sedran was the leading scorer. During the era of barnstorming, Sedran is believed to have been pro basketball's highest-paid star.
Sedran's New York Whirlwind team of 1919-21 is considered by many to be the greatest professional basketball team of the first half of the 20th century. As a professional coach, Sedran was a player/coach of the Passaic Athletic Association 1919-20 in the Interstate League. He coached the American Basketball League teams Kingston Colonials 1938-40, Kate Smith Celtics 1938-40, Troy Celtics 1939-41, Wilmington Blue Bombers 1941-45, and New York Gothams 1945-46. The Kate Smith Celtics won the 1939 and 1940 ABL championships. Wilmington won ABL titles in 1941-42 and 1943-44.