Date Posted:08/18/2003, 11:30AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Former Bowdoin College basketball star Bo McFarland '69 has been elected to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and will be inducted in a ceremony on September 19 at the Ryan Center on the campus of the University of Rhode Island.
Edward J. McFarland, Jr. was one of the premier players in Bowdoin basketball history, and still holds school records in single-season points per game (25.1) and career points per game (21.9). A two-time UPI All-New England selection, he was tabbed as the New England Player of the Year his senior year after leading the Polar Bears to a 16-5 record and the Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship. In the 1968-69 season, he scored 42 points in a single game against Brandeis, coming within two points of the single-game scoring record at Bowdoin. His 1356 career points rank him sixth all-time in the history of the program. A native of Scarborough, Maine, his father- Edward, Sr. '48- was the first captain of a Bowdoin basketball squad in 1946-47.
The New England Basketball Hall of Fame was created in 2002 and honors an elite group of high school, college and professional players and teams, as well as deserving individuals who have distinguished themselves in coaching, athletic administration or the media. The common ground is their strong roots in New England. To visit the New England Basketball Hall of Fame online, go to http://www.internationalsport.com/basketball