Dave Cowens was born in Newport, Kentucky, and played college basketball at Florida State. Many people believed him to be too small, at 6’9”, to play center in the pros, but in 1970 he was drafted by the Boston Celtics on the recommendation of the great Bill Russell, the start of a long and glorious career. In 1991, Cowens was inducted into the hall of fame. He made a brief foray into politics, running as a Republican for Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Person: Alex Bassen, a professor of crimonology at Florida State
Place: A closet-sized weight-room in the dorms of Florida State
Thing: Life-sized sculpture of Larry Bird
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. From now through June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by an anonymous donor—going twice as far in supporting 92Y. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you for anything you can do to help.