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Easton Madisons

The Easton Madisons (also known as the Easton-Phillipsburg Madisons) played in the EBA from 1956-1962. At that time the league generally consisted of small-time teams throughout Pennsylvania. The Madisons played out of the 12th street gym at the old Easton High School gym (now the middle school). The Madisons would find success on the court, winning the league title in 1960. They also had some famous alums. Hal Lear, who led Temple to the Final Four in the 50s, played for them as well as Wally Choice, who was the second black player to break the Big Ten’s color barrier while playing at Indiana, and Sihugo Green who was the 1st pick in the 1956 NBA Draft and scored over 5,000 points in the NBA. The team would eventually move to a new gym that was built at Phillipsburg High School but that move killed their attendance and fan support. The team would eventually be sold and moved to New Jersey as the Trenton Colonials.