Curly Armstrong

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Curly Armstrong
Personal information
Born (1918-11-01)November 1, 1918
Died June 6, 1983(1983-06-06) (aged 64)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Central
(Fort Wayne, Indiana)
College Indiana (1938–1941)
Playing career 1941–1951
Position Forward / Guard
Number 31, 3
Career history
As player:
1941–1943,
1945–1951
Fort Wayne Pistons
As coach:
1948–1949 Fort Wayne Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Paul Carlyle "Curly" Armstrong (November 1, 1918 – June 6, 1983) was an American professional basketball player.

A 5'11" guard/forward, Armstrong starred at Central High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he reached two state championship games while leading his team to a 50-6 record. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Armstrong attended Indiana University, earning All-Big Ten Conference honors during his junior year. He then played, and briefly coached, for the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons professional basketball team (today's Detroit Pistons). He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980.

He was head basketball coach at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, for two seasons. His record in 1951-52 was 10 wins and 10 loses. His record in 1952-53 was 9 wins and 10 loses.

BAA/NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played  FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  PPG  Points per game
 Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1948–49 Fort Wayne 52 .306 .698 2.0 7.3
1949–50 Fort Wayne 63 .279 .705 2.8 7.3
1950–51 Fort Wayne 38 .310 .644 2.3 2.0 5.3
Career 153 .295 .692 2.3 2.3 6.8

Playoffs

Year Team GP FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1950 Fort Wayne 3 .182 .250 2.0 3.0
1951 Fort Wayne 3 .368 1.000 2.3 1.7 5.0
Career 6 .268 .400 2.3 1.8 4.0


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com


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