Thursday, October 6, 2016

Roger Jorgensen

Roger Kennedy Jorgensen


Born:
September 2, 1920
Columbus, OH

Died:
October 3, 2010
Pittsburgh, PA


Career
1936-37 Taylor Allderdice - Pittsburgh (High School)
1937-38 Taylor Allderdice - Pittsburgh (High School)
1938-39 Taylor Allderdice - Pittsburgh (High School)
1939-40 Ohio State Univeristy (College) Freshmen
1940-41 Ohio State Univeristy (College)
1944-45 Washington Capitols (ABL)
1946-47 Pittsburgh Ironmen (BAA)
1947-48 Zanesville / Wheeling (AAPBL)

Roger grew up in Pittsburgh, and attended Ohio State before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He was discharged in January of 1946 and enrolled at Pitt. He finished his education there and later signed on with the Ironmen, playing alongside his brother Noble Jorgensen. He later coached and taught at Wayneboro College before moving into a career in sales.

He was married to Betsy Bryant and had three daughters.


Source:
Pittsburgh Press, January 6, 1941
Obituary

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/jorgero01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=jorgero01

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