Gale McArthur

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Gale McArthur
No. 55
Personal information
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Mangum (Mangum, Oklahoma)
College Oklahoma State (1948-1951)
NBA draft 1951 / Round: 4 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards

Gale McArthur was an All-American basketball player at Oklahoma A&M University (now Oklahoma State).

McArthur, a 6'2 (1.88 m) guard from Mangum, Oklahoma, attended Oklahoma A&M and played basketball for Hall of Fame coach Henry Iba from 1948-51. During his time in Stillwater, McArthur played on two Final Four teams, playing in the NCAA championship game in 1949 (a 46-36 loss to Kentucky) as a sophomore and the national semifinals as a senior in 1951.[1]

In that senior year of 1950–51, McArthur averaged 11.6 points per game and led the Aggies to a 29-6 record. The team won the Missouri Valley Conference for the second time in McArthur's career.

After graduation from Oklahoma A&M, McArthur was drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1951 NBA Draft. However, McArthur opted for dental school instead, ultimately starting his own practice in Ponca City, Oklahoma.


  1. ^ "2009/2010 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Oklahoma State Official Athletic Site. CBS Interactive. p. 117. Retrieved October 11, 2010.