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Encyclopedia > Paul Arizin
Paul Arizin
Position forward
Nickname Pitchin' Paul
Height ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Team Philadelphia Warriors
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born April 9, 1928 (age 78)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died December 13, 2006 (age 78)
College Villanova
Draft 1st round, 1950
Philadelphia Warriors
Pro career 1950-52, 1954–1962
Hall of Fame 1978

Paul Joseph Arizin (April 9, 1928December 12, 2006), nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul," was an American basketball player who spent his entire National Basketball Association career with the Philadelphia Warriors from 1950 to 1962. He retired with the third highest career point total (16,266) in NBA history, and was named one of the league's 50 greatest players upon its 50th anniversary in 1996. He was a high-scoring forward at Villanova University before being drafted by the Warriors of the fledgling NBA. Image File history File links PaulArizin1. ... The five tactical basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are: center, power forward, small forward, point guard and shooting guard. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The Golden State Warriors are a National Basketball Association team based in Oakland, California. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... -1... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Main Line. ... The Golden State Warriors are a National Basketball Association team based in Oakland, California. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... -1... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California, United States. ... The 1950-51 NBA season was the 5th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1961-62 NBA Season was the 16th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (commonly referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to comprise the fifty best and most influential players... The following are the basketball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... The five tactical basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are: center, power forward, small forward, point guard and shooting guard. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Main Line. ...


Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Arizin did not play basketball at La Salle College High School, failing to make the team in his only tryout as a senior. Interestingly, Arizin graduated just a year before another NBA hall of famer, Tom Gola, entered La Salle College High School as a freshman. At Villanova he made the team in his sophomore year, and progressed so rapidly that in 1950 he was named the collegiate player of the year after leading the nation with 25.3 points per game. After being selected by the Warriors with their first pick in the 1950 NBA Draft, he was the league scoring champion during the 1951-52 and 1956-57 seasons, and became one of the greatest NBA players of the 1950s. He sat out the 1952-53 and 1953-54 seasons due to military service in the Marines during the Korean War. He became famous for his line-drive jump shots, and teamed with center Neil Johnston to form the best offensive one-two punch in the NBA at the time, leading the Warriors to the 1956 NBA title. He also played with scoring star Joe Fulks early in his career, and with Philadelphia legends Tom Gola and Wilt Chamberlain toward the end of his career in the early 1960s. Arizin chose to retire from the NBA rather than move with the Warriors to San Francisco. At the time of his retirement, no player had retired from the game with a higher scoring average (21.9 points per game) in his final season. This record would stand until Bob Pettit's retirement in 1965 following a season in which he averaged 22.5 PPG. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... La Salle College High School founded in 1858, is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for boys located in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia. ... See also: 1949 in sports, other events of 1950, 1951 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Bill Rexford AAA Racing: Henry Banks won the series championship Johnnie Parsons won the Indianapolis 500 Formula One Champion: The first World Championship for drivers under the... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // The game of basketball was devised by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. ... The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select young players who wish to join the league. ... The 1951-52 NBA Season was the 6th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1956-57 NBA season was the 11th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. ... Combatants United Nations: Republic of Korea  Australia  Belgium Canada  Colombia Ethiopia  France Greece  Netherlands  New Zealand  Philippines South Africa  Thailand  Turkey  United Kingdom United States Medical staff:  Denmark  Australia  Italy  Norway  Sweden Communist states: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea People’s Republic of China  Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee... David Robinson performing a jump shot to shoot over Karl Malone. ... Neil Johnston (born February 4, 1929 Chillicothe, OH - died September 28, 1978 Chillicothe, OH) was a center with an 8 year career from 1952 to 1959. ... Series Summary Warriors win series 4-1 Categories: | ... Joseph Franklin Jumping Joe Fulks (October 26, 1921 - March 21, 1976) was a United States basketball player, sometimes called the first of the high-scoring forwards. He was one of the first players enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. ... Thomas Joseph Gola (born January 13, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is one of Philadelphias most famous basketball players. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ...


After retiring from the NBA, Arizin played for three seasons with the Camden Bullets of the Eastern Professional Basketball League, winning the 1964 title. // The first Camden Bullets were an American basketball team based in Camden, New Jersey that was a member of the Eastern Professional Basketball League. ... The Continental Basketball Association or CBA is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ...


Arizin played in 10 NBA All-Star Games (he was the All-Star Game MVP for the 1952 game) and was named to the All-NBA First-Team in 1952, 1956, and 1957. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978. He died in his sleep at age 78 on December 12, 2006, in Springfield, Pennsylvania[1]. The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... -1... Springfield, Pennsylvania redirects here. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...


Notes

  1. ^ NBA Hall of Famer Arizin dies at 78

External links

National Basketball Association | NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team

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NBA History: Paul Arizin Bio (2094 words)
Arizin was born in South Philadelphia in 1928 to a French father and an Irish mother.
As a senior Arizin's 735 points were just 5 points shy of a new national scoring record, and his average of 25.3 points was the second highest ever posted at the time.
Arizin, at the age of 24 and nearing his prime, was plucked out of the NBA by the Marine Corps before the 1952-53 season.
Paul Arizin - definition of Paul Arizin in Encyclopedia (167 words)
Paul Arizin (1928 -) is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: he is one of that city's greatest basketball legends, and was a high scoring forward at Villanova University before being drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors of the then-new NBA.
Arizin was league scoring champion and one of the greatest NBA players of the 1950's.
Arizin chose to retire rather move with the Warriors to San Francisco.
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