July 29, 1925 |
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Ogden (Ogden, Utah)|
|NBA draft||1948 / Round: -- / Pick: --|
|Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career BAA and NBA statistics|
|Points||1,037 (5.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||271 (4.0 rpg)|
|Assists||202 (1.6 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2008
Chariton Arnold "Arnie" Ferrin, Jr. (born July 29, 1925) is a retired American basketball player, executive, and college athletics administrator. He played college basketball at the University of Utah and professionally with the Minneapolis Lakers in the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). Ferrin served as the athletic director at his alma mater, Utah, from 1976 to 1985.
Early life and playing career
Ferrin attended high school in Ogden, Utah. In college at Utah, he won the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player award in 1944 when the Utes won the NCAA Championship over Dartmouth. Ferrin also helped Utah them win 1947 National Invitation Tournament. He became the only four-time All-American at Utah.
Ferrin played professionally for three straight years with the Minneapolis Lakers from 1949 through 1951 under coach John Kundla. The team won the BAA (later the NBA) championship in 1949 and won the NBA championship in 1950, both times with the help of Ferrin. He scored 345 points in '49 and 340 in '50, ending his career with 1,037 points in three years. He made 275-of-401 free throws in his career. He was inducted into the Pacific-12 Conference Men's Basketball Hall of Honor during the 2012 Pacific-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, March 10, 2012.
- 2011-12 Hall of Honor Class Announced, Pacific 12 Conference, February 7, 2012
- NBA career stats at basketball-reference.com