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November 23, 1929|
|Died||August 11, 2009
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Durant (Durant, Oklahoma)|
|College||Southeastern Oklahoma State (1947–1950)|
|NBA draft||1950 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
James Kirby Minter (born November 23, 1929 – August 11, 2009) was an American basketball player. Born in Marietta, Oklahoma, Minter graduated from Durant High School in 1947, and was inducted to the Durant Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. In the city of Durant, Oklahoma, January 4 has been named "Kirby Minter Day".
As a member of a Peoria Caterpillars AAU team which was composed of the Caterpillar company's employees, he represented the United States men's national basketball team in the 1954 FIBA World Championship and was named Most Valuable Player of the competition. Kirby Minter scored 100 points (11.1 avg) during the tournament.
- USA Basketball: Men's World Championship Team History - 1954 at the Wayback Machine (archived October 14, 2007)
- "News Archive | The Official Site Of The New Orleans Pelicans". Nba.com. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
- Durant Daily Democrat - James Kirby Minter at the Wayback Machine (archived March 11, 2012)