Grad Year: 1977
Year Inducted: 2000
Cesar Palomeque still ranks among the all-time leaders in RIC men’s basketball history. He is RIC’s all-time leader in career free throw percentage at .814. A former forward, Palomeque is 21st all-time in career scoring with 1,054 points in three seasons of action for the Anchormen.
As a senior in 1975-76, Palomeque was second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.7 points per game. He led the team to a 15-8 overall record and a perfect 5-0 mark in the NESCAC. A starter his entire career, he was tenth in the nation in free throw percentage as a junior in 1974-75.
After graduating from RIC with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1977, he went on to earn his D.M.D. at Eugenio Maria Dehostos Medical School, located in the Dominican Republic, in 1984.
Born in Cuba, Palomeque migrated with his family to the U.S. in 1961. He is a 1973 graduate of Memorial High School in West New York, New Jersey.