Lou Pucillo (born 1936 in Philadelphia) is best known for being an outstanding college basketball player for North Carolina State University Wolfpack from 1956-1959. Being only 5 foot 9 inches and 155 lbs., he was the smallest player to ever be recruited by Everett Case. As a guard for the Wolfpack he scored 944 points in 74 games. He was named on the first-team for the ACC in 1958 and 1959, the first team for the ACC Tournament in 1958 and 1959, and in 1959 he was named ACC Player of the Year.
After graduating from N.C. State, Pucillo played for the Wichita Vickers in National Industrial League and later played for Sunbury in the Eastern Professional League. After quitting his professional basketball career, he later coached freshman basketball at N.C. State for three seasons before leaving to enter private business.
In 1991, he was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
|Born||1936 (age 82–83)|
|Listed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Listed weight||150 lb (68 kg)|
|College||NC State (1956–1959)|
|NBA draft||1959 / Round: 9 / Pick: 65th overall|
|Selected by the St. Louis Hawks|
|Career highlights and awards|
The 1959 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, at Reynolds Coliseum from March 5–7, 1959. NC State defeated North Carolina, 80–56, to win the championship. Lou Pucillo of NC State was named tournament MVP.1959 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans
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