Curly Armstrong

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Curly Armstrong
No. 31, 3
Forward / Guard
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 (180 cm)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Central (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
College Indiana (1938–1940)
Pro playing career 1941–1951
Career history
As player:
1941–1943
1945–1951
Fort Wayne Pistons
As coach:
1948–1949 Fort Wayne Pistons
Career highlights and awards

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.

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