Jim McIntyre (basketball)
|Died||December 10, 2005 (aged 78)|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|High school||Patrick Henry
|Career highlights and awards|
Reverend James "Jim" McIntyre (1927 – December 10, 2005) was an American basketball player for the University of Minnesota from 1945–46 to 1948–49. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, he led Patrick Henry High School to two state championships before becoming a two-time consensus All-American at Minnesota. McIntyre is recognized as being the University of Minnesota's first true "big man." Standing at 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) and playing the center position, he was especially large for players of the late 1940s era. During his career, he was a two-time First Team All-Big Ten Conference and one-time Second Team All-Big Ten selection. McIntyre scored 1,223 points and had set a then-single season Minnesota scoring record of 360 points.
Despite his success on the basketball court, McIntyre was never drafted into the National Basketball Association. He spent most of his later life as a Presbyterian reverend in the Twin Cities area and died on December 10, 2005, because of an infection.
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- "Awards and Honors". GopherSports.com. University of Minnesota. 2010. Archived from the original on April 14, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2010.
- McCollough, Terry (2005). "This was Brainerd". The Dispatch. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2010.
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