Roy Burris the best athlete at Indiana Normal College (now known as Indiana State)  during the 1920’s. Burris was a three year varsity basketball and baseball star at Indiana Normal. In the late spring of his junior year, Burris attended a New York Giants baseball tryout camp. A month later, Burris was declared inelgible for his senior year of college because of his participation in the camp. Burris played professional baseball for one summers before he returned to basketball. He played in Flint for two seasons and then in the fall of 1928 joined the Akron Firestones, one of the best independent teams in the Midwest.  Burris spent five and half seasons with the Firestones until his career was ended in January of 1934 by a serious leg injury.


ROY BURRIS Height: 5:10 Weight: 150 College: Indiana Normal’24
Roy H. Burris Born: Apr 12, 1901 Died:  Feb 1, 1990 Hometown: Washington, In.
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1920-21 Indiana Normal College
1921-22 Indiana Normal College
1922-23 Indiana Normal College
1923-24 Indiana Normal College Ineligible
1924-25 Did Not Play
1925-26 Did Not Play
1926-27 Flint Buicks Indep
1927-28 Flint Big Reds Indep
1928-32 Akron Firestones Indep
1929-30 Akron Firestones Indep
1930-31 Akron Firestones Indep
1931-32 Akron Firestones Indep
1932-33 Akron Firestones NPBL 7 18 6 42 6.0
1933-34 Akron Firestones Indep
1934-35 Akron Firestones Indep
Major League Totals 7 18 6 42 6.0
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1932-33 Akron Firestones NPBL 3 2 1 5 1.7
Major League Totals 3 2 1 5 1.7



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