Monday, August 31, 2015

Emmett Morrison

Emmett Woodrow Morrison

August 24, 1915
Rossiter, PA

February 2, 1993
Georgetown, CA  

1934-35 Brookville High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1935-36 Pittsburgh University (College)
1936-37 Pittsburgh University (College)
1937-38 Marconi Club - Warren, PA (Independent)
1937-38 Warren Penns (NBL)

Playing college basketball at Pitt, Morrison also held jobs washing dishes, parking cars, and carrying coal in the mines. He quit Pitt after his junior year to play professionally for Warren, making $15 a game as well as working at a plant. He also played semi-pro baseball in Warren.

He married Ruth Eckardt in 1938. 

Source: "Cages to Jump Shots: Pro Basketball's Early Years" By Robert Peterson


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