Bob Burrow

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Bob Burrow
Personal information
Born(1934-06-29)June 29, 1934
Malvern, Arkansas
DiedJanuary 3, 2019(2019-01-03) (aged 84)
Franklin, Tennessee
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High schoolWells (Wells, Texas)
NBA draft1956 / Round: 2 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Rochester Royals
Playing career1956–1958
PositionPower forward / Center
Number6, 50
Career history
1956–1957Rochester Royals
1957–1958Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points459 (5.7 ppg)
Rebounds357 (4.4 rpg)
Assists47 (0.6 apg)
Stats at

Robert Brantley Burrow (June 29, 1934 – January 3, 2019) was an American basketball player. The son of a lumberjack, Burrow was considered the nation's No. 1 junior college player in 1954 at Lon Morris, where he scored 2,191 points.

Early life[edit]

Reportedly, Adolph Rupp gave Burrow a scholarship without seeing him play in person.[1] He played collegiately for the University of Kentucky and was selected by the Rochester Royals in the 1956 NBA draft.

A jersey honoring Burrow hangs in Rupp Arena.

Burrow played for the Royals (1956–57) and Minneapolis Lakers (1957–58) in the NBA for a total of 81 games.

Burrow died on January 3, 2019 at age 84.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Sheroan, Ben (January 4, 2019). "UK All-American Bob Burrow dies at 84". Retrieved January 4, 2019.

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