Arnie Ferrin

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Arnie Ferrin
Arnie Ferrin.jpg
Ferrin from the 1948 Utonian
Personal information
Born (1925-07-29) July 29, 1925 (age 95)
Salt Lake City, Utah
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: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Playing career1948–1951
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
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 Edit this at Wikidata at
Stats at
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]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
 †  Won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

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


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


  1. ^ 2011-12 Hall of Honor Class Announced Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine, Pac-12 Conference, February 7, 2012

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