Francis H. Mahoney
Francis H. Mahoney
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Team: Basketball

Francis H. "Moe" Mahoney '50
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Sport:
Basketball
Year Inducted: 1971
Other Sports Played: Football

Francis "Moe" Mahoney '50, like Lord Byron, awoke one morning tofind himself famous. In the case of the 6-5 sophomore fromBrooklyn, it was a 34-point performance in Brown's 79-60 shockerover URI that brought him fame. In his next two starts, Moe scored32 against P.C. and 33 against Boston College. In two-and-one-halfseasons, Mahoney scored 828 points for a 17.4 average, highestcareer mark at Brown up to that time. He was also an excellentfloor man and rebounder and was considered one of the finestdefensive men in the East. An effective two-way end on the footballteam, Mahoney set a Brown record with seven receptions againstPrinceton in 1949. Upon graduation, Moe had offers from the BostonCeltics of the NBA, Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, and the ChicagoWhite Sox. After service in Korea, Mahoney played two years withthe Celtics.