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 to find himself famous. In the case of the 6-5 sophomore from Brooklyn, it was a 34-point performance in Brown's 79-60 shocker over URI that brought him fame. In his next two starts, Moe scored 32 against P.C. and 33 against Boston College. In two-and-one-half seasons, Mahoney scored 828 points for a 17.4 average, highest career mark at Brown up to that time. He was also an excellent floor man and rebounder and was considered one of the finest defensive men in the East. An effective two-way end on the football team, Mahoney set a Brown record with seven receptions against Princeton in 1949. Upon graduation, Moe had offers from the Boston Celtics of the NBA, Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, and the Chicago White Sox. After service in Korea, Mahoney played two years with the Celtics.