Robert Arthur Johnson
January 29, 1917
October 7, 2000
Fort Myers, FK
1930-31 Bellvue High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1935-36 Pittsburgh University - College
1936-37 Pittsburgh University - College
1937-38 Pittsburgh University - College
1938-39 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1939-40 Corbet Republicans - Pittsburgh (Independent)
There were two players named Bob Johnson on the 1937-38 Pitt team. Robert A. is the player who signed with Akron. From here, with some deep ancestry searches, found a death date, and then an obit. It mentions Pitt but not basketball, but I am pretty certain this is the right guy.
Served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2.
Pittsburgh Press, March 8, 1938
Pittsburgh Press, January 7, 1939
Evening Review (Liverpool, OH), February 29, 1940
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, October 9, 2000