Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jim Springer

James Elmer Springer

June 17, 1926
Jackson, IN

February 19, 2018
Indianapolis, IN

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 Blues (AABL)

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.

Canterbury College at
Indianapolis Star, January 24, 1945


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