Friday, January 6, 2017

Arnie Ferrin

Chariton Arnold "Arnie" Ferrin, Jr.

July 29, 1925
Salt Lake City, UT


1940-41 Ogden High School - Utah (High School)
1941-42 Ogden High School - Utah (High School)
1942-43 Ogden High School - Utah (High School)
1943-44 University of Utah (College)
1944-45 University of Utah (College)
1945-46 Salt Lake City Deseret Simplots (AAU/ABL)
1946-47 University of Utah (College)
1947-48 University of Utah (College)
1948-49 Minneapolis Lakers (BAA)
1949-50 Minneapolis Lakers (NBA)
1950-51 Minneapolis Lakers (NBA)

As one of four starting freshmen, Ferrin lead Utah to an upset victory over Dartmouth to claim the 1944 NCAA title. He served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War 2, missing a year of school at Utah. He eventually returned, and despite an offer from the Pacific League of $800 a week to play basketball, he insisted on finishing his schooling instead. He then played three seasons for the Lakers.

After an attempt at a golf career, Ferrin later was the GM for the Utah Stars of the ABA, the Athletic Director back at the University of Utah and the chair of the NCAA Basketball Tournament Selection Committee.

Deseret News Story, 2014
Video of Various Interviews
Newsbreak Utah


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