|Born||March 6, 1929|
|Died||January 2, 2020 (aged 90)|
Ponca City, Oklahoma
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Mangum (Mangum, Oklahoma)|
|College||Oklahoma State (1948–1951)|
|NBA draft||1951 / Round: 4 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
McArthur, a 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) guard from Mangum, Oklahoma, attended Oklahoma A&M and played basketball for Hall of Fame coach Henry Iba from 1948–51. During his time in Stillwater, McArthur played on two Final Four teams, playing in the NCAA championship game in 1949 (a 46-36 loss to Kentucky) as a sophomore and the national semifinals as a senior in 1951.
After graduation from Oklahoma A&M, McArthur was drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1951 NBA draft. However, McArthur opted for dental school instead, ultimately starting his own practice in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He died on January 2, 2020.
- "2009/2010 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Oklahoma State Official Athletic Site. CBS Interactive. p. 117. Archived from the original on January 7, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2010.
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