Honoring Paul Arizin

Paul Arizin was the first Villanova basketball player to accumulate 1000 career points. An all-American college player of the year in 1949-50, Arizin cemented his legacy as a Philadelphia-area sports legend in 1956 by leading the Philadelphia Warriors to an NBA title. The basketball accomplishments are well-known: 85 points in a game as a junior, NBA scoring champion and 10-time all-star, named in 1996 as one of the greatest 50 NBA players of all-time. Mr. Arizin\'s place is certainly secure in the basketball record books. But we request that Villanova University consider naming the basketball court inside the Pavilion the Paul Arizin Court to celebrate not only Mr. Arizin\'s athletic achievements, but also how he lived his life


Rich Morgan Villanova class of 1991 rlm19382@verizon.net


Athletic bio: http://www.nba.com/history/players/arizin_bio.html


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    bob SALASIN '65, United States

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    Michael E. Greene 1985, United States

    8 years ago Comments: This would be a fitting honor not as much for his basketball achievements, but more for the way he lived his life after his basketball career ended.
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    Dr. Dan Shields, United States

    8 years ago Comments: Paul was a great ballplayer and a great human being
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