Paul Hogue
Paul Hogue

Position:
Basketball

Inducted:
1982


Paul Hogue


  • Started every game of his three-year varsity career (freshmen were ineligible then), reeling off a streak of 91 starts.
  • Play in the pivot helped UC compile an impressive 84-7 record, winning two NCAA Championships and finishing third in another.
  • Earned Missouri Valley Conference second team honors as a sophomore while posting the second-highest field goal percentage in the nation (.571).
  • Was a first team All-MVC choice his junior and senior seasons, during which he was UC's leading rebounder both years and leading scorer as a senior.
  • Earned tournament MVP honors in 1962 after leading the Bearcats to their second NCAA crown, highlighted by a career-best 36-point outburst in the semifinal win over UCLA.
  • Tallied 1,391 career points and is one of only three Bearcats to score 1,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds (1,088).
  • Was a second team All-American in 1961 (Converse).
  • Earned first team All-American honors in 1962 (USBWA, Helms Foundation), earned second team honors (NABC), and was a third team pick (AP, UPI).
  • Was the Helms Foundation choice as national player of the year in 1962.
  • Taken in the first round of the 1962 NBA draft by the New York Knicks with the No. 2 pick.
  • Played in the NBA for three seasons with New York and Baltimore.
  • UC Athletic Hall of Fame 1982.