Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Grady Lewis

Grady W. Lewis


Born:
March 25, 1917
Boyd, TX

Died:
March 11, 2009
Peoria, AZ


Career
Mangum High School - Oklahoma (High School)
Southwestern Oklahoma (College)
University of Oklahoma (College)
1938-39 Phillips 66 (AAU)
1939-40 Phillips 66 (AAU)
1940-41 Phillips 66 (AAU)
1941-42 Phillips 66 (AAU) 
1942-43 Olathe Clippers (Military)
1946-47 Detroit Falcons (BAA)
1947-48 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1947-48 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
1948-49 St. Louis Bombers (BAA) Player / Head coach
1949-50 St. Louis Bombers (BAA) Head coach

Not sure of his dates at Oklahoma because he does not appear on their all-time roster.

Lewis attended SW Oklahoma before moving over to Oklahoma. After college, he joined up with Phillips 66 in the AAU, playing four years with them. He played for the Detroit Falcons in the BAA, and then with St Louis before being traded to Baltimore. He got the head coach job for St Loios in 1948 and lead the team for two seasons before leaving to work for Converse, where he developed a low-cut basketball shoe that became the norm for many pro hoopsters in the 60's.

He and his wife Maxine had a son and a daugher.

Source:
Miami (Oklahoma) Daily Record, February 19, 1943
Montgomery County Chronice, March 25, 2009

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/lewisgr01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=lewisgr01

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