PLAYER PROFILE

RED PARIS

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Red Paris began life as David George Cohen. He  was small in stature and his talents were often overlooked because of his size. At Brooklyn Boys High School, he spent two years on the JV before making the varsity. He followed the same pattern at City College in New York where he again did not land a spot on the varsity until his junior season. By assured perseverance, Paris  established himself an important member of a team that posted a 23-9 record during his two varsity seasons. Prior to the start of his senior season at CCNY, Cohen changed his name to Red Paris. After graduatiotation, Paris embarked on a successful ten year pro basketball career that was earmarked by his dual reputations as one of the most skilled  long distance shooters  in the pro game and one of the games’ fiercest competitors.

 

RED PARIS Height: 5:08 Weight: 150 College: CCNY’38
David George Cohen Born:  Jan 8, 1918 Died:  Dec 8, 2009 Hometown: New York, NY
Changed last name to Paris in 1937 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1935-36 CCNY (JV) College
1936-37 CCNY College
1937-38 CCNY College
1938-39 JerseyWilkes Barre ABL 28 21 32 74 2.6
1938-39 Paterson Boosters Indep
1939-40 Wilkes-BarreNew York ABL 30 51 47 149 5.0
1939-40 Syracuse Reds Indep
1940-41 41New YorkBaltimore ABL 31 65 66 196 6.3
1940-41 Rochester Seagrams Indep
1941-42 Trenton ABL 25 56 57 169 6.8
1941-42 Troy NYSL 3 7 3 17 5.7
1942-43 U.S.Army Military Service
1943-44  Trenton ABL 11 9 23 41 3.7
1944-45 Baltimore ABL 21 38 39 115 5.5
1945-46 Hartford Pros Indep
1945-46 New York Jewels Indep
1946-47 Trenton ABL 28 76 45 197 7.0
1947-48 Brooklyn ABL 7 15 13 23 .565 43 6.1
Major League Totals 146 240 264 744 5.1
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1939-40 New York ABL 5 9 5 23 4.6
1940 Syracuse WBT 3 4 3 5 .600 11 3.7
1941 Rochester Seagrams WBT 1 2 0 1 .000 4 4.0
1944-45 Baltimore ABL 6 12 14 38 6.3
1946-47 Trenton ABL 5 5 9 19 3.8
Major League Totals 15 27 22 76 5.1
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