(CNN) — Ossie Schectman may not have had the hops of Michael Jordan, the strength of Wilt Chamberlain or the touch of Jerry West.
But he’ll always be the first.
Schectman played a single season — 1946-1947 — with the New York Knickerbockers, but still managed to make his mark on the National Basketball Association by scoring what the league says is its first points.
On Tuesday, according to his former team, Schectman died at age 94.
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“Ossie Schectman was a true NBA pioneer,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said.