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Norm SwansonName: Norm Swanson

Year Inducted: 1986

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Schurz High School
The University of Detroit
NBA: Rochester Royals

 

Biography:  Although Norm played just one season for (Chicago) Schurz High School, he starred for parts of 4 seasons at the University of Detroit. In each of those seasons (some were not full seasons), Norm was the leading scorer.  During his sophomore and junior years Norm was also the leading scorer in the Missouri Valley Conference.  Norm was the team MVP for his final 2 seasons and the team captain his senior season of 1952-53.  He was a 2nd round draft pick of the Rochester Royals of the NBA.  After starring in several all star games, Norm traveled with the college all-stars as they played their annual series of games against the Harlem Globetrotters.  Norm Swanson died on November 24, 2016 at the age of 86.