Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/18/14
This week in WTHHT, we remember the second alumni of Holy Cross (after Togo Palazzi).  If you think we're talking about Cousy or Heinsohn, certainly you don't remember Jack "The Shot" Foley. Jack Foley was an absurd high school player at Assumption Prep in MA.  He scored 920 points in 22 games which comes out to a 41.8 ppg average in 1958, his senior season.  (Hence the nickname "The Shot."  Apparently he went by it in college too, just like if you were to say "Penny" for Anfernee Hardaway or "Magic" for Earvin Johnson, he went by "The Shot."  How cool is that?) Fortunately for Holy Cross, Jack stayed nearby (Assumption is in Worcester) for college.  Since freshmen weren't eligible to play on Varsity back then Jack would have to wait a year, but sure enough, was the real deal once he laced them up.  He became the first Crusader to score over 2,000 points; that's right folks Cousy, Heinsohn nor Palazzi accomplished the feat (Tommy cracked 1800!).  In his senior year Foley was the n...

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