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Paul Hoffman

Age: 73

an Indiana high school legend and college basketball star at Purdue in the 1940s; Basketball Association of America's first Rookie of the Year; won a BAA championship title as a member of the Baltimore Bullets after the 1947-48 season; set several school records at Purdue, including a conference mark of 917 career points; after retiring when the Bullets when bankrupt in 1955, Hoffman coached baseball and basketball before becoming recreation director of the Maryland Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore in 1973; of brain cancer

Died: Baltimore, Nov. 12, 1998

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