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Ed Smith

Ed Smith Edward J Smith was an Integral port of the 1965-1966 Warren G. Harding Basketball team that went 24-2 and the first team In the school's history to go to the Columbus Final Four. At 6'5" Ed was a two-year starter and during those years he was a mainstay to the team. Ed led the team's balanced scoring attack, in his senior year Ed scored 385 points and averaged 16 rebounds a game. Ed's play was recognized with many awards and recognitions, first team Trumbull County, second team All-Ohio, and he played for the Ohio North All Star squad. The most important honor was receiving a full scholarship to The Ohio State University. At OSU Ed played for Fred Taylor and was a member of the 1967~68 Final Four Team. Ed will always be remembered by his high school coach Jack Gysegem as a player who worked hard and cared about his teammates. Ed graduated from OSU In 1971 and received his Master's degree in 1977.

Ed Smith Guarding Lew Alcindor
Ed Smith Guarding Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)
 
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