FELIX E. (BUDDY) MASTERSON '60
A four-year starter on the basketball team for Coach Andrew Laska, BUDDY MASTERSON is the first player in the College's history to earn all-American honors.
He scored a then career-record 1,302 points and averaged 16.1 points-per-game. His teams posted an amazing 64-16 overall record (.800) and were invited to partipate in three postseason tournaments including the first N.C.A.A. berth in 1959-60.
He was the "cool" freshman on the Greyhounds' amazing 21-1 team in 1956-57 that capped the season with a 69-68 win over crosstown rival Holy Cross College---the 1954 NIT champions. Masterson scored 20 points to lead the Hounds' offense that night.
He averaged in double figures, 13.2, 15.1, 16.8 and finally 19.4 in his four season and was the first Greyhound to have over 400 points (407) in a single season. His .743 free throw percentage is still among the career leaders.
He later coached at crosstown Worcester State College.