Donald Goldstien Inducted in 2012

Player Inducted in 2012
Don Goldstein Donald Goldstien, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2012
Photo credit: (University of Louisville)
Donald Goldstein (1937 – May 27, 2022)  grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Flatbush's Samuel J. Tilden High School, where he was an All-City basketball player and graduated in 1955. Goldstein attended the University of Louisville and was named an All-American. He led Louisville to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Final Four, he averaged 21.4 points and 10.0 rebounds. He was also named to the All-Mideast Regional Team and the All-Tournament Team. That same year, he won a gold medal in basketball at the 1959 Pan American Games. In his three years at Louisville, Goldstein scored 1,019 points (the 10th Cardinal to score over 1,000 points) and had 838 rebounds (still 10th all-time in school history).

Goldstein was the first pick in the second round (8th overall) of the Detroit Pistons in 1959, offered a $7,500 ($75,000 in current dollar terms) salary and a $500 ($5,000 in current dollar terms) signing bonus to buy a car, but he did not play in the NBA. Goldstein turn down the NBA and went to dental school.