Fordham Mourns Loss of Bill McCadney

Bronx, N.Y. - The Fordham community is mourning the loss of men's basketball Hall of Famer Bill McCadney who passed away last week in Puerto Rico at the age of 74.

A three-year member of the Fordham varsity team, McCadney starred for legendary head coach John Bach from 1955-56 through 1957-58. As a senior, he averaged 13.2 ppg, third best on the team, along with a team-best 15.8 rpg, leading the Rams to a 16-9 record and an appearance in the NIT. Fordham defeated St. Francis (Pa.) in the first round of the tournament, with McCadney grabbing 17 rebounds in the game, before falling to Dayton in the quarterfinals. His 15.8 rpg average was eighth best in the nation that season.

McCadney graduated with 968 career rebounds, third best in Fordham history at the time, and 924 career points. He currently ranks fourth and 40th, respectively, on Fordham all-time rebounding and scoring lists. McCadney was inducted into the Fordham Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.

Following graduation in 1958, McCadney went to work and live in Puerto Rico where he played for the Puerto Rican National Team in the 1960s, appearing with the squad in the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics.

McCadney arrived at Rose Hill after a successful high school career at Hackensack High School where he led the Comets to three straight Bergen Jamboree titles and a 64-9 record during his high school career.


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