#33 Greg 'Kid' Kohls
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6'1" 170 lbs Guard
HS: Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park, NY
Born:  
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Asst Reb Fls DQ Pts PPG APG RPG
1969-70 So G 17 0 12 27 44.4% 14 18
77.8%
9 15 0 38 2.2 0.0 0.5
1970-71 Jr G 26 26 211 458 46.0%
152 196
77.6%
99 87 70 2 574 22.1 3.8 3.3
1971-72 Sr G 28 28 263 610 43.1% 222 257
86.4%
108 94 79 2 748 26.7 3.9 3.4
Career    
71
54
486
1095
44.4%
388
471
82.4%
+207
190
164
4
1,360
19.2
0.0
0.0

Greg Kohls went from a seldom used sophomore player (only 38 points), to becoming one of the most prolific scorers in Syracuse basketball history. His 26.7 points per game during his senior year is the second best effort (by Dave Bing) of any Syracuse player ever.

Kohls would lead the freshman team in scoring, with 20.5 points per game, and shot 81.4% from the free throw line. His sophomore season, he was on the bench behind senior guards John Suder and Ernie Austin, and found little time to play.

Kid Kohls was a tremendous perimeter shooter with remarkable range, and he was given the green light from coach Roy Danforth to take a shot whenever he was open. On top of that, he was a tremendous free throw shooter, with a great ability to draw fouls, so he had many opportunities at the charity stripe. In a game against Fordham, Kohls was 17 of 17 from the free throw line, and Syracuse needed every one of those as they won the game by a single point.

Kohls scored 30+ points 11 times his senior season (and 14 times for his career), and still managed to lead the team in assists. At the time he graduated, he was Syracuse's third all time leading scorer, despite the fact he had barely played his sophomore season.

Kohls was a 7th round draft pick of the NBA's Buffalo Braves in 1972. He failed to make the NBA, and played for the Washington Generals (the foil of the Harlem Globetrotters) for a few seasons.

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