Jim McIntyre (basketball)

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Jim McIntyre
Personal information
Born 1927
Died December 10, 2005 (aged 78)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Career information
High school Patrick Henry
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)
College Minnesota (1945–1949)
Position Center
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1948)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1949)
  • 2× First-team All-Big Ten (1947, 1948)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (1949)

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.[1][2] McIntyre is recognized as being the University of Minnesota's first true "big man."[1] 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.[1] During his career, he was a two-time First Team All-Big Ten Conference and one-time Second Team All-Big Ten selection.[2] McIntyre scored 1,223 points and had set a then-single season Minnesota scoring record of 360 points.[1][3]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Cohen, Ben (December 13, 2005). "Obituary: James McIntyre". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Awards and Honors". GopherSports.com. University of Minnesota. 2010. Archived from the original on April 14, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ McCollough, Terry (2005). "This was Brainerd". The Dispatch. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2010.