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Paul James Hoffman (April 12, 1922–November 12, 1998) was an American professional basketball player.


College career




Paul Hoffman, a 6'2" guard/forward, attended Jasper High School in Jasper, Indiana. After high school, he attended Purdue University, where he played under head coach Ward Lambert. He became the only four time First Team-All Big Ten selection in Boilermaker history and one of first two players to be selected in the NBA Draft with teammate Ed Elhers. He led Purdue in scoring all four seasons and won the MVP award for his performance in the 1947 All-American All-Star game at Madison Square Garden. From 1954 to 1959, Paul served as the head baseball coach and as an assistant for the basketball team under head coach, Ray Eddy.

Professional career

Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Warriors

1947-1948, 1949-1951, 1952-1955

Hoffman was drafted by the Toronto Huskies in the 1947 BAA Draft. He played six seasons in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks, and Philadelphia Warriors. He averaged 2.9 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 10.2 points per game in his career, while tallying a total of 3234 points. Paul helped lead the Bullets to the NBA Championship 1948. He served as the Bullets general manager for two seasons.

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