Ed Wiener, a standout forward on the Tennessee men’s basketball team from 1952-55, will be the Vols’ representative in the 2014 class of SEC basketball legends, the conference announced Wednesday.
The Brooklyn native who never played high school basketball became the third Vol to reach the 1,000-point milestone. He was the first of five UT All-Americans who came to Knoxville from New York. He averaged 16.6 points per game in 73 outings as a Vol, and was selected by the Philadelphia Warriors in the fourth round of the 1955 NBA draft.
Wiener is now a dentist in Memphis. His son, Craig Wiener, played for UT during the 1979-80 season. Wiener and the conference’s 13 other new legends will be honored during halftime of their team’s first game at the SEC men’s basketball tournament, which runs from March 12-16 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
The other SEC legends announced Wednesday include: Eddie Phillips (Alabama), Clint McDaniel (Arkansas), Gerald White (Auburn), Greg Stolt (Florida), D.A. Layne (Georgia), Tony Delk (Kentucky), Mahmoud AbdulRauf (LSU), Ansu Sesay, (Ole Miss), Erick Dampier (Mississippi State), John Brown (Missouri), Gary Gregor (South Carolina), John Thornton (Texas A&M) and Matt Freije (Vanderbilt)