R. C. Pitts

R. C. Pitts
RC Pitts.jpg
Pitts with the Phillips 66ers.
Personal information
Born (1919-06-23)June 23, 1919
Pontotoc, Mississippi
Died October 29, 2011(2011-10-29) (aged 92)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m)
Listed weight 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school University (Oxford, Mississippi)
College Arkansas (1939–1942)
Position Guard
Career highlights and awards

Robert C. "R. C." Pitts (June 23, 1919 – October 29, 2011) was an American basketball player who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Pitts played collegiately for the University of Arkansas, making All-Southwest Conference in 1942.[1] He later played for the Amateur Athletic Union juggernaut Phillips Petroleum Phillips 66ers, where he made AAU All-America in 1948.[2]

Pitts was part of the American men's basketball team in the 1948 Summer Olympics, which won the gold medal.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.hogwired.com/pdf3/92427.pdf?ATCLID=210043&SPSID=33239&SPID=2431&DB_OEM_ID=6100
  2. ^ Amateur Athletic Union Basketball
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "R. C. Pitts Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2018.

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