Arnie Ferrin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Arnie Ferrin
Arnie Ferrin.jpg
Ferrin from the 1948 Utonian
Personal information
Born (1925-07-29) July 29, 1925 (age 93)
Salt Lake City, Utah
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolOgden (Ogden, Utah)
CollegeUtah (1943–1948)
BAA draft1948 / Round: -- / Pick: --
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Playing career1948–1951
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Number18
Career history
19481951Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career BAA and NBA statistics
Points1,037 (5.8 ppg)
Rebounds271 (4.0 rpg)
Assists202 (1.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2008

Chariton Arnold Ferrin, Jr. (born July 29, 1925) is an American retired professional 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[edit]

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 win the 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 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Hall of Honor during the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, March 10, 2012.[1]

BAA/NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  PPG  Points per game
 Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Ferrin won a BAA/NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1948–49 Minneapolis 47 .344 .664 1.6 7.3
1949–50 Minneapolis 63 .333 .697 1.5 5.4
1950–51 Minneapolis 68 .319 .695 4.0 1.6 5.2
Career 178 .332 .686 4.0 1.6 5.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1949 Minneapolis 10 .338 .667 2.1 8.2
1950 Minneapolis 12 .340 .552 2.5 6.8
1951 Minneapolis 7 .333 .944 4.7 2.3 5.9
Career 29 .338 .685 4.7 2.3 7.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011-12 Hall of Honor Class Announced, Pac-12 Conference, February 7, 2012

External links[edit]