A graduate of Gordon Bell High School and Junior League basketball, Roy played for five years at the University
of Manitoba from 1945 thru 1950. He became an instant star, leading his team in scoring and rebounding in each of those years.
While playing for the "Bisons", he was an impact player for the Winnipeg "Paulins" that won Provincial Championships
in 1948 and 1949. From 1951 thru 1953, Roy played for the Varsity "Grads" in the Senior "A" League. During that time, he was
a League All-Star each year and the League MVP twice.
In 1952, he was selected to represent Canada at the Olympic
Games in Helsinki, Finland.