Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Harry Anderson

Harry Stafford Anderson

March 23, 1913
Memphis, TN

June 15, 1996
Olive Branch, MS

1933-34 University of Tennessee (College)
1934-35 University of Tennessee (College)
1935-36 University of Tennessee (College)
1938-39 Chattanooga Dixies (Independent)
1939-40 Dixie Mercurizers - Chattanooga (Independent) Head coach / player
1947-48 Memphis Legionnaires (SPBL)

The 6'4, 200-pound Anderson was all-SEC twice while playing at Tennessee and was named All-American twice. He originally came to Tennessee on a track scholarship and in 1936
he placed in the top four at the SEC Conference track meet in the high jump, the broad jump, the 100-yard dash, and the 220-yard run. He ran the hundred yard dash in 9.5
seconds which was a school record at the time. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. He played with his hometown Memphis Legionnaires in the 1947-48 season of the Southern Basketball League, but when the franchise moved to Mobile in mid-season, he stayed behind. He was averaging 7.4 PPG.



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