Friends of Basketball
Year Inducted: 1976
Category: Friends of Basketball
Schools / Organizations: Entrepreneur
Biography: Arthur used some American ingenuity to make a huge contribution to basketball. Upon hearing of the problems that schools were having with bent and/or boken rims, Arthur went back to his home in Virden and bought a $20 rim. After studying its structure, Arthur said “this is easy to fix.” he then invented and patented the breakaway rim that has become a standard at all levels of play. Arthur died on July 9, 2015 at the age of 90.