Robert Melvin Gantt, Jr.
June 22, 1922
October 25, 1994
1937-38 Durham High School - North Carolina (High School)
1938-39 Durham High School - North Carolina (High School)
1939-40 Durham High School - North Carolina (High School)
1941-42 Duke University (College)
1942-43 Duke University (College)
1943-44 Duke University (College)
1946-47 Washington Capitols (BAA)
Born to Robert and Kathryn Gantt, Gantt was a football and basketball star at Duke, named All-Conference in both sports. He also ran track at Duke. He served in the navy for the war, and then played basketball professionally for the Capitols. He worked as a hospital administrator in Saudi Arabia before returning to North Carolina. He then worked at Haywood County Hospital.
Gantt died following a lengthy illness in 1994.
Bob was married to Barbara Glenn (1928-2005). They had two daughters and a son.
Duke Hall of Fame
Asheville Citizen Times, October 26, 1994