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Robert Brantley Burrow (June 29, 1934 – January 3, 2019) was an American basketball player. The son of a lumberjack, Burrow was considered the nation's No. 1 junior college player in 1954 at Lon Morris, where he scored 2,191 points.

Bob Burrow
Personal information
Born(1934-06-29)June 29, 1934
Malvern, Arkansas
DiedJanuary 3, 2019(2019-01-03) (aged 84)
Franklin, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High schoolWells (Wells, Texas)
College
NBA draft1956 / Round: 2 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Rochester Royals
Playing career1956–1958
PositionPower forward / Center
Number6, 50
Career history
1956–1957Rochester Royals
1957–1958Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points459 (5.7 ppg)
Rebounds357 (4.4 rpg)
Assists47 (0.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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Early lifeEdit

Reportedly, Adolph Rupp gave Burrow a scholarship without seeing him play in person.[1] He played collegiately for the University of Kentucky and was selected by the Rochester Royals in the 1956 NBA draft.

 
A jersey honoring Burrow hangs in Rupp Arena.

Burrow played for the Royals (1956–57) and Minneapolis Lakers (1957–58) in the NBA for a total of 81 games.

Burrow died on January 3, 2019 at age 84.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Sheroan, Ben (January 4, 2019). "UK All-American Bob Burrow dies at 84". thenewsenterprise.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.

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