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Baker, Shannon born; Reed debuts; Brown passes

Baker, Shannon born; Reed debuts; Brown passes

It is also the birthday of former Boston wing Earl Shannon.

Born this day in 1921 in Providence, Rhode Island, Shannon played for the hometown University of Rhode Island collegiately, and after he remained local with the Providence Steamrollers of the Basketball Association of America (BAA โ€” a precursor league to the NBA).

He joined Boston as a free agent in 1949, for whom he played just 5 games, averaging 1 point per game across them.

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