May 23, 1922|
Ogden, New York
|Died||January 14, 2010(aged 87)|
|High school||Churchville-Chili (Churchville, New York)|
|1946||Rochester Royals (NBL)|
Bernard "Bernie" Voorheis (May 23, 1922 – January 14, 2010) played professional basketball for the Rochester Royals, appearing in eight games in 1946, a year in which the team won the National Basketball League championship.
In 1946, he was playing semi-pro basketball for the Atlas Wreckers. Basketball Hall of Famer Les Harrison, the Royals coach at the time, saw Voorheis play and, noting his speed and ball-handling skills, signed him to a contract.
After his brief professional playing career, Voorheis went to work for Eastman Kodak for 35 years; he retired in 1983.
- "Former Rochester Royal Voorheis dies at 89". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York: Gannett Company. January 15, 2010. p. 2D.
- Bernie Voorheis' profile
- Bernie Voorheis' obituary
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