Arnie Risen

Arnie Risen
Personal information
Born (1924-10-09)October 9, 1924
Williamstown, Kentucky
Died August 4, 2012(2012-08-04) (aged 87)
Beachwood, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Williamstown (Williamstown, Kentucky)
Playing career 1945–1958
Position Center
Number 14, 19
Career history
1945–1948 Indianapolis Kautskys
19481955 Rochester Royals
19551958 Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 7,633
Rebounds 5,011
Assists 1,058
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Arnold D. "Stilts" Risen (October 9, 1924 – August 4, 2012) was an American basketball player.

A 6'9" (2.06 m) center, he led the Ohio State University Buckeyes to two straight Final Four appearances. Risen had transferred to Ohio State from Eastern Kentucky State Teacher's College.[1]

Risen played professionally in the NBA for ten seasons (1948–1958) as a member of the Rochester Royals and Boston Celtics. Risen was a four-time All-Star and two-time NBA Champion, and he scored 7,633 points in his NBA career. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.

Risen died on August 4, 2012 in Beachwood, Ohio at the age of 87.[2]


  1. "Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame profile", Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame, 2008
  2. Klemko, Robert; Ahern, Gerry (August 5, 2012), "Hall of Fame basketball player Arnie Risen dies at age 87", USA Today

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