The Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame, Inc. (est. 1996)
Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame
Class of 1997
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L-R Front: Charlie Ragno, Cindy Turcotte, Janet Griffin (for Mike Burke), Amy Romano, Ray Legenza, Ed Kukulka
L-R Back: Al James (for Grey's Club), Don Whittle, Ken Gwozdz, Augie Gwozdz, Paul DaSilva
A 1974 graduate of Enfield High School, Paul "Big D" DaSilva's basketball career has been marked by marked by record setting performances. Beginning with John F. Kennedy Junior High and continuing with Enfield High, The University of Hartford, and Luxembourg in the European Professional Basketball League, DaSilva distinguished himself as a team leader and great player at all layers. Paul was EHS' first 1,000-point career scorer, while earning Journal Inquirer All-Area Status each of his each of his three varsity seasons as well as All-State and All-League honors. Paul earned a full scholarship to the University of Hartford where in four years he graduated as the school's fourth all-time leading scorer and rebounder. During his collegiate career, he played in every possible game (99 straight), thus earning him the nickname, "Iron Man". Paul finished his brilliant career by playing one season in Luxembourg, again he led his team in both scoring and rebounding.