Thursday, September 17, 2015

Loren Wright

Loren James Wright


Born:
May 11, 1917
Dayton, OH

Died:
September 10, 2005
Beavercreek, OH

Career
1935-36 Fairview High School - Dayton, Ohio (High School)
1937-38 Richmond King Clothiers/Cincinnati Comellos (NBL)
1940-41 Dayton Delcos (AAU)


Wright was born in Dayton, Ohio and attended Fairview High School. A skilled golfer as well as basketball player, he started working at Delco Moraine in 1943 and stayed there 31 years until retirement. He was married to Nelliemae Highfill (1919-1996) in 1940 and the pair had two daughters (Donna and Deborah) and a son (Robin). He died in 2005 after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.

Obit:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?n=Loren-Wright&pid=15083389

probasketballenclyclopedia has him as Loren Francis Wright (1912-1977) but I am fairly certain it is Loren James above.

Source:
Akron Beacon Journal, March 18, 1941

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/w/wrighlo01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=wrighlo03

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