Ernest A. Calverley

Inducted: 1967

Ernest Calverley of Pawtucket was a three-time All-American basketball star at the University of Rhode Island who played under the legendary Coach Frank W. Keaney. The sure-shot Calverley led the Ram’s to glory at Madison Square Garden in 1946 when URI lost the championship game by a single point. Calverley, however, won the tournament’s MVP Award. After a stint in the NBA, he returned to URI as head basketball coach and then served as an assistant coach for several national prominent Providence College basketball teams.

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