R. C. Pitts

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R. C. Pitts
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Pitts with the Phillips 66ers.
Personal information
Born(1919-06-23)June 23, 1919
Pontotoc, Mississippi
DiedOctober 29, 2011(2011-10-29) (aged 92)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Listed height6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m)
Listed weight201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolUniversity (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.