Alva “Allie” Paine played football, basketball and baseball in high school. He earned a basketball scholarship to Oklahoma University where he played for four seasons: 1941, 1943, 1944 and 1947. His college career was interrupted  by two years service  in the Army during World War II. Paine guided the Sooners to two Big Six Conference titles in 1944 and 1947. As a junior  in 1944, he led the conference in scoring and was named a consensus First Team All-American selection. In his final season, he helped Oklahoma reach the 1947 NCAA championship game where they lost 58-47 to Holy Cross. After graduating from  college, Paine played professional basketball with Oklahoma City in the short-lived Professional Basketball League of America. In 1953, Paine became the basketball and baseball coach at  Phillips University in Enid Oklahoma.


ALLIE PAINE Height: 6:00 Weight: 165 College: Oklahoma’47
Alva Leon Paine Born: Jul 22, 1919 Died:  Mar 22, 2008 Hometown: Oklahoma City, Ok.
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1940-41 Oklahoma College
1941-42 Oklahoma – DNP College
1942-43 Oklahoma College
`943-44 Oklahoma College
1944-46 U.S. Army Military Service
`945-46 San Siego Dons ABL 16 106 6.6
1946-47 Oklahoma College
1947-48 Oklahoma City PBLA 5 7 3 6 .500 17 3.4
Major League Totals 5 7 3 6 .500 17 3.4


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