Ross McBurney

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Ross McBurney
McBurney with Wichita Henry's Clothiers.
Personal information
Born July 29, 1906
Died July 4, 1988(1988-07-04) (aged 81)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Career information
High school Wichita East
(Wichita, Kansas)
College Wichita State (1926–1929)
Position Center
Career history
1929–1933 Wichita Henry's Clothiers
1933–1934 Ogden
1934–1935 Hutchinson, Kansas
1935–? Golden State Creamery
Career highlights and awards

Ross Clayton McBurney (July 29, 1906 – July 4, 1988)[1] was an American basketball player. A 6'5" center, McBurney attended Wichita East High School, where he led the team to a national high school championship in 1925. He then attended Wichita State University from 1926 to 1929, where he became the school's first basketball All-American in 1927.[2] That year he led the Shockers to a 19-2 record and a third-place finish in the Amateur Athletic Union tournament. He was also named to the AAU All-American team that year.[3]

Following his college career, McBurney had a long and successful AAU career. He went to 10 AAU championship tournaments, winning three consecutive national titles with Henry's Clothiers of Wichita in 1930 to 1932 and again earning AAU All-American honors in 1929.[3] After five seasons with Henry's, McBurney played for Ogden, Hutchinson, Kansas and Golden State Creamery of Oakland, California.[4]


  1. ^ "OBITUARY". The Wichita Eagle. The McClatchy Company. 1988-08-25. pp. 7A. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ Seminoff, Kirk (1995). Shocker Handbook: Stories, Stats and Stuff About Wichita State Sports. Midwest Sports Publications. ISBN 1-880652-47-1. 
  3. ^ a b Grundman, Adolph H. (2004). The Golden Age of Amateur Basketball: The AAU Tournament, 1921-1968. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-7117-4. 
  4. ^ "Former Kansans, "Forgotten Men of the Court," Win Pacific Coast Basketball Championship". Lawrence Journal-World. March 13, 1937. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 

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