Inductee Information

Al "Whitey" Carlson


Induction Category


Founder, Manager, Coach
A graduate of Kelvin High School, Whitey, who was an excellent
basketball player, made his greatest contribution to basketball through
his organizational and promotional abilities. He was the founder of the
Winnipeg "Paulins" in 1946. He also managed the "Paulins" that won the
Canadian Senior "A" Men's Championship in 1954 and that represented
Canada in the World Championships in Rio de Janerio, Brazil in the same

During the 1940's and 1950's, Whitey promoted basketball games
and dances on Saturday nights against visiting professional teams, most
notably against the Minneapolis "Lakers" of the NBA in 1948.

In 1968, Whitey was instrumental in reorganizing the Junior
League in which he coached, managed, and sponsored a team for six
years. He then did the same for the graduates of that team for another
three years in the Senior League.

Al has also been inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.
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