A graduate of Bosse High School, Evansville, ‘Norrie’ was the starting forward for two years. He had the distinction of playing on the Bosse State Championship team in 1944 and 45. Was named to the All-State Team for two consecutive years. He was recognized as the leading re-bounder at the State tournament of 1945. Following high school he went on to Purdue where he played varsity basketball for four years and was the captain of his team in his senior year. Upon leaving Purdue he became a star forward on the Peoria Catterpillar team of the AAU from 1949 to 1952. In 1952 his team won the AAU and the Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. He is Assistant Purchasing Agent of Procurement and Casting, Catterpillar Tractor Company and resides in Peoria, Illinois.

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