Richard S. McGuire Player
Inducted in 2006
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 1993
"Tricky Dick" McGuire was an outstanding point guard with a great ability to beat the tightest defenses with dribble penetration and pinpoint passes. He began his career playing for Hall of Fame coach Joe Lapchick at St. John's University in New York then transferred to Dartmouth in "V-12" wartime training program and steered the Big Green to the 1944 NCAA Final. McGuire returned from the war to finish his career at St. John's where he was named All-American. He played 11 seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks and the Detroit Pistons and led the Knicks to three NBA Finals. He was a seven time NBA All-Star.
Where They Were
Saint John's University 1944-1948