|Born||August 8, 1932|
Union City, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Union Hill|
(Union City, New Jersey)
|College||Holy Cross (1951–1954)|
|NBA draft||1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|Number||12, 6, 17|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||2,382 (7.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,113 (3.4 rpg)|
|Assists||233 (0.7 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A 6'4" forward/guard born and raised in Union City, New Jersey, Palazzi played at Union Hill High School, where he was recognized as one of the top prep basketball players nationwide. He played at the College of the Holy Cross in the 1950s and was captain of the Crusaders team that won the 1954 NIT Championship and was named MVP of the tournament.
Palazzi was selected by the Boston Celtics with the fifth pick of the 1954 NBA Draft. He played six seasons in the NBA as a member of the Celtics and Syracuse Nationals and averaged 7.4 points per game in his career. He was a part of the first Celtics championship squad of 1956-57.
He coached the Holy Cross women's team from 1980 to 1985, going 103-28 as coach; he coached them to an NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament appearance in his final year, the first ever appearance by the women's team.
He now gives speeches at basketball camps for young adults interested in basketball. Along with conducting area speeches he is the camp director of the Togo Palazzi/Sterling Recreation Basketball Camp in Sterling, Massachusetts.
- Doyle, Bill. "Togo Palazzi a 'coach, mentor, friend'", Telegram & Gazette, February 14, 2015. Accessed November 26, 2019. "Palazzi was named one of the top five high school players in the nation when he played for Union Hill High School in Union City, N.J., the same hometown as his future HC teammates Earle Markey and Tommy Heinsohn."
- Jon Goode. No stopping Togo. Boston.com. May 10, 2005. Retrieved on April 2, 2008.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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