Joe Fortenberry

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Joe Fortenberry
Joe Fortenberry.jpg
Fortenberry with the Phillips 66ers.
Personal information
Born (1911-04-01)April 1, 1911
Slidell, Texas
Died June 3, 1993(1993-06-03) (aged 82)
Amarillo, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Happy (Happy, Texas)
College West Texas A&M (1929–1932)
Position Center
Career highlights and awards

Joseph Cephis "Joe" Fortenberry (April 1, 1911 – June 3, 1993) was an American basketball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was part of the American basketball team, which won the gold medal. He played two matches including the final.

After he played in the Olympics, Fortenberry played five seasons with the Phillips 66 Oilers, the perennial power in the AAU basketball league, the premier basketball league in the United States before the NBA. He played from the 1936-37 season through the 1940-41 season, winning an AAU national championship in 1940.

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