This week in WTHHT we look back on the career of the 4th player produced from Westchester County, NY (after this guy, this guy, and this guy). Perhaps you remember Mal Graham. Mal was from White Plains, NY (same as yours truly) but attended White Plains High School (a bitter rival of Archbishop Stepinac, my alma mater).
After playing for the Tigers of White Plains, Mal went on to play at NYU, while they were still a competitive team (Satch Sanders also went there). After an illustrious college career which included being named an All American, he'd be selected by the Celtics in the first round of the 1967 NBA draft, with the 11th pick.
However in his 2 seasons he won 2 titles with the C's; nicely done Mal!
No information on him after the 1969 campaign. Seeing as he began working in a law firm in 1974, I'd say there's a good chance Mal Graham hung it up after that season. Remember back then, guys worked off-season jobs to help pay their bills, an incomprehensible concept to today's players. Back then there were more lucrative professions to be sought after than professional basketball player.
Of all the professions our WTHHT featured players have taken up, no one has replicated Mal Graham's achievements. Today Mal is an Associate Justice on the Massachusetts Appeals Court, where he was appointed by Governor Mitt Romney in 2004. He had been a part of the Stress Management Committee of the District Court where he co-authored the document known as Judicial Wellness: A Stress Management Guide For and By Judges. He lives West of Boston with his wife Joyce.