Charles Edward “Ed” Macauley was drafted by St. Louis Bombers in the 1949 NBA draft. In his preschool days, the 6’8” tall center played for St. Louis University High School and later for Saint Louis University. He won the NIT (National Invitation Tournament) Championship in 1948. In 1949, Macauley was named the AP Player of the Year.
Macauley was drafted by the Boston Celtics from the St. Louis Bombers in 1050. Later, in 1956, he was traded off to St Louis Hawks by the Celtics along with Cliff Hagan for Bill Russell. Macauley accumulated a total of 11,234 points during his entire career along with 2,079 assists and 4,325 rebounds. His total average points per game amounts to a total of 17.5, with his career best of 20.4 in the 1950-51 season.
Macauley topped the list for field goal percentage twice during his career. His 0.452 % FGP came in the year 1952-53 and the record was followed up the next year with 0.486.
Macauley played the most number of games per season for 3 years, in 1951-52, 1956-57 and in 1957-58.