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 Posted: Tue Feb 24th, 2009 01:59 pm
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clawmaster wrote: Wasn't Ernie D involved in some point shaving/gambling scandal in college?

I'm not sure who you're thinking about, but Ernie DiGregorio was clean. As a hometown boy made good, he was probably Providence's biggest hometown sports hero for many years, even after leaving the NBA. He was on Providence's Final Four team in 1973 and was the NBA Rookie of the Year with the Buffalo Braves in 1973-74 when he led the league in assists and free throw percentage after being the #3 pick in the draft. Ernie D got tagged as Ernie No D early on due to his poor defensive play. He faded quickly after that rookie season and was out of the NBA after the 1977-78 season.