Former Niagara guard Sinicola dies at 82
Former Niagara guard Emilio ”Zeke” Sinicola, who went on to
play two seasons with the NBA’s Fort Wayne Pistons, has died after
a brief illness. He was 82.
Niagara announced Tuesday that Sinicola died at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in his native New York City.
Sinicola scored 1,188 points from 1948-51 to become the first
Niagara player to break the 1,000-point mark. He was a member of
Niagara’s first NIT team in 1950, and was inducted into the
school’s hall of fame in 1967.
Sinicola was selected fourth overall by Fort Wayne in the 1951