MENâ€™S BASKETBALL HONORS ONE OF ITS FIRST-EVER HORNETS ED PERRY
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- At last Saturday’s men’s basketball game, the Sacramento State athletics department recognized Ed Perry who was a member of the inaugural Hornet men’s basketball squad in 1948-49.
Perry, who was a forward for head coach Warren Conrad’s squad, was recognized in front of last Saturday’s crowd and received gifts of appreciation from athletics director Terry Wanless. Perry scored a game-high 13 points in Sacramento State’s first-ever game and victory.
“We were very honored to have Ed in attendance at our last game and have the opportunity to introduce him to our crowd,” Wanless said. “As one of the founding members of our men’s basketball program, we very much appreciate the foundation he helped build. He represents a period of time in Hornet athletics that is very special and created an opportunity for hundreds of future athletes to wear the Green and Gold. He is truly a pioneer in every aspect of Hornet athletics.”
Perry was a member of the 1948-49 squad which also included team captain Ralph Maloof, Parker Johnston, Dick Gwinn, Richard Chase, Mark Matulich, Bob Hocking, Harry Stuart, Bill Walcott, Lester Bult, Archie Yell and Laurie Newsome.