Three to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
James Miles

Three Pawhuska basketball stars of yesteryear are to be inducted Friday evening into the community’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The inductees will be Rodney “Steve” Burris, James Miles and Lynn McGuire Holloway.

The annual Pawhuska Basketball Hall of Fame induction banquet will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the Pawhuska Elementary School cafeteria. Tickets will be $10 each, and they will be sold at the door.

Burris, Miles and Holloway are to be introduced Friday night at the PHS basketball games versus Dewey. The Hall of Fame is making an appeal for past inductees to attend, so they can be introduced that evening at the games versus Dewey, along with the current inductees.

Burris played on two Pawhuska High School state championship teams, in 1971 and 1973, under Coach Max Shuck. He was named in 1973 to the Verdigris Valley All-Conference Team. Burris has one son, who played basketball at Pawhuska High, and five basketball playing grandchildren, one of whom currently plays at Skiatook High School.

Miles was a starter on Pawhuska High’s 1973 state championship team. He was named to the All-Tournament Team for the state tournament. He went on to earn a degree from Oklahoma City University in cell biology with a focus on molecular cell biology and chemistry. He has worked as a laboratory technician, a microbiologist and a systems analyst. He has been a project manager, a consultant and a subject matter expert.

Holloway played the post position in high school for the Pawhuska Lady Huskies and averaged 23 points a game. She received a basketball scholarship from Claremore College, where she went on to average 22 points a game as a center for the Lady Thunderbirds.

For more information on the Hall of Fame induction banquet, contact Dale Christenson at 918-261-4540.