Arnie Risen (October 9, 1924 – August 4, 2012)

Arnold D. “Stilts” Risen  was an American basketball player.

A 6’9″ (2.06 m) center, he led the Ohio State University Buckeyes to two straight Final Four appearances. Risen had transferred to Ohio State from Eastern Kentucky State Teacher’s College.

Risen played professionally in the NBA for ten seasons (1948–1958) as a member of the Rochester Royals and Boston Celtics. Risen was a four-time All-Star and two-time NBA Champion, and he scored 7,633 points in his NBA career. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.

Risen died on August 4, 2012 in Beachwood, Ohio at the age of 87


Career highlights and awards
2× NBA champion (1951, 1957)
4× NBA All-Star (1952–1955)
All-BAA Second Team (1949)