Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jim Springer

James Elmer Springer


Born:
June 17, 1926
Jackson, IN

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Career
1944-45 Indiana State University (College)
1945-46 Central Normal College (aka Canterbury College) - Danville, IN (College)
1946-47 Central Normal College (aka Canterbury College) - Danville, IN (College)
1947-48 Anderson Duffey Packers (NBL)
1947-48 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1947-48 Marion Draper Dodgers (Independent)
1948-49 Indianapolis Jets (BAA)
1948-49 Bridgeport Newfield Steelers (ABL)
1948-49 Marion Draper Dodgers (Independent)
1950-51 Wheeling (AAPBL)

The youngest of six children born to John and Ida Springer, Jim went to Indiana State before going to Central Normal College, which had changed its name to Canterbury College around the same time. He played a couple years of professional basketball in the NBL, BAA and ABL. After basketball, he lived in the Kokomo area.

He married Verna Petersen (1929-2008) on June 5, 1954. They had one son and one daughter.



Source:
Canterbury College at LostColleges.com
Indianapolis Star, January 24, 1945
http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/j/o/n/Glen-P-Jones/GENE1-0005.html

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/s/sprinja01n.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/sprinji01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=sprinji01

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