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R. C. Pitts

Full name: Robert C. "R. C." Pitts
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: June 23, 1919 in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States
Died: October 29, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Affiliations: Phillips 66ers, Bartlesville (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

R. C. Pitts played football and basketball at Arkansas, graduating in 1942, but he was with the Phillips 66ers when he made the 1948 Olympic team. In basketball he was All-Southwest Conference in 1942 and made the 1948 AAU All-America team. He was later inducted into the University of Arkansas Hall of Fame. In World War II he served in the Army Air Corps as a 1st lieutenant with the 68th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group, flying 22 successful missions with his crew. He was awarded an air medal with two oak leaf clusters and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze stars.

Pitts spent over 20 years in the employ of Phillips Oil, playing several years of AAU basketball with the Phillips 66 Oilers, and playing on three AAU national championship teams. In 1967 he moved to Baton Rouge to begin his own company in specialized tank truck operations, Groendyke Transport, and he later briefly owned and operated R & P Trucking.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 29 London Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1948 Summer 29 London Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1948-08-13 USA 65, FRA 21 7
1948 Summer 29 London Basketball United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1948-08-09 USA 63, URU 28 6
1948 Summer 29 London Basketball United States USA Group C Match #1 1 1948-07-31 USA 86, SUI 21 12
1948 Summer 29 London Basketball United States USA Group C Match #8 1 1948-08-03 USA 59, ARG 57 2
1948 Summer 29 London Basketball United States USA Group C Match #10 1 1948-08-04 USA 66, EGY 28 4
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