Arnie Ferrin

Arnie Ferrin
Personal information
Born (1925-07-29) July 29, 1925
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Ogden (Ogden, Utah)
College Utah (1943–1948)
NBA draft 1948 / Round: -- / Pick: --
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Playing career 1948–1951
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 18
Career history
19481951 Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career BAA and NBA statistics
Points 1,037 (5.8 ppg)
Rebounds 271 (4.0 rpg)
Assists 202 (1.6 apg)
Stats at
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2008

Chariton Arnold "Arnie" Ferrin, Jr. (born July 29, 1925) is an American retired basketball player, executive, and college athletics administrator. He played college basketball at the University of Utah and professionally with the Minneapolis Lakers in the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). Ferrin served as the athletic director at his alma mater, Utah, from 1976 to 1985.

Early life and playing career

Ferrin attended high school in Ogden, Utah. In college at Utah, he won the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player award in 1944 when the Utes won the NCAA Championship over Dartmouth. Ferrin also helped Utah them win 1947 National Invitation Tournament. He became the only four-time All-American at Utah.

Ferrin played professionally for three straight years with the Minneapolis Lakers from 1949 through 1951 under coach John Kundla. The team won the BAA (later the NBA) championship in 1949 and won the NBA championship in 1950, both times with the help of Ferrin. He scored 345 points in '49 and 340 in '50, ending his career with 1,037 points in three years. He made 275-of-401 free throws in his career. He was inducted into the Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Hall of Honor during the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, March 10, 2012.[1]


  1. 2011-12 Hall of Honor Class Announced, Pac-12 Conference, February 7, 2012

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