Paul Stokes

2002 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee


Parents: Susie Norwood (Mother)
Daughter: Brandi
Sons: Paul Jr., D’Andra and Sean Norwood

Paul was raised up on Elizabeth Street on Flint’s north side. He attended Doyle Elementary, Whittier Junior High and graduated from Flint Central High School. Paul went on to Flint Junior College and from there to Ferris State College to get his degree.

As a junior at Flint Central, Paul started on the team that reached the State Tournament Finals. He averaged 17 points a game and was co-captain in his senior year.

In a game with Southwestern he broke the single game scoring record for a Flint Class A player, pouring in 44 points. In one game he had 20 rebounds and 17 of those rebounds were on the offensive boards. Paul had a .302 shooting average and was the top scorer on Central’s team. He made All Valley and All City his junior year in the 1967-1968 season. Paul averaged 17.8 points during the regular season and had a 15 point average in the Saginaw Valley.

At Flint Junior College, he shot 10 for 21 from the field in one game and the 24 points boosted his 10 game total to 182 points for a 18.2 average. As a Flint Junior College player his finest scoring night was against Farmington, scoring 30 points and dominating the rebounds.

In his four year career at Flint Junior College Paul had a shooting average of .473, and in a single year made 96 of 203 shots for an average of 15.8 points. He played in 59 winners and 17 losses. His record by years, 20-3, 15-5 and 11-3.

Paul is employed with the Flint Community Capital Development Corporation and lives in Flint.