Tusten Ackerman

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Tusten Ackerman
Personal information
Born October 7, 1901 (1901-10-07)
Died May 17, 1997 (1997-05-18) (aged 95)
Wichita, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Lawrence (Lawrence, Kansas)
College Kansas (1922–1925)
Position Forward / Center
Number 7, 1
Career highlights and awards

Arthur Tusten "Tus" Ackerman (October 7, 1901 – May 17, 1997)[2] was an American basketball player in the early days of college and semi-professional basketball.

Ackerman, a 6'3 forward/center from Lawrence, Kansas, played for coach Phog Allen at Kansas from 1922 to 1925. At the University of Kansas, he was a starter on the 1922–23 Jayhawk team that was retroactively named national champions by the Helms Athletic Foundation and was named an All-American by that same organization for both 1924 and 1925.[3]

Following his collegiate career, Ackerman played Amateur Athletic Union basketball for the Kansas City Athletic Club, where he was named an AAU All-American in 1925 and 1926.[4]

Ackerman's jersey was retired by the University of Kansas and hangs in Allen Fieldhouse.[3]


  1. ^ Both the 1910 and 1920 US Census records indicate his place of birth was Oklahoma; residence in 1910 was Boone County, Missouri and residence in 1920 was Lawrence, Kansas.
  2. ^ Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2011.
  3. ^ a b 2007-08 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball yearbook, pg. 138
  4. ^ Grundman, Adolph (January 2004). "The Golden Age Of Amateur Basketball: The AAU Tournament, 1921–1968". University of Nebraska Press.