• This article is about the pioneering African-American NBA basketball player. ... and Earl Lloyd, became the first African American players in the NBA in 1950.

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  • The composition of race and ethnicity in the National Basketball Association ( NBA) has changed ... Chuck Cooper was the first black player drafted in the NBA.

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  • Some of the first predominantly black universities to form basketball teams ... became the first African American all-American college basketball player, in 1931 .

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  • William Leon Garrett (April 4, 1929 – August 7, 1974) was the first African- American basketball player in the Big Ten athletic conference. Born in Shelbyville  ...

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  • On May 24, 1950, Clifton became the second African-American player to sign an NBA contract. He played his first game for the New York Knicks four days after ...

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  • He was a pioneer as an African-American basketball player, becoming the first to be named NCAA All-American, the first to play on a United States men's ...

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  • He was the first African American varsity athlete to play under an athletic scholarship in the Southeastern Conference, playing basketball for Vanderbilt ...

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  • Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association ... was the first African American player to achieve superstar status in the NBA.

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  • Harold Hunter (April 30, 1926 – March 7, 2013) was an American basketball coach and player. On April 26, 1950, Hunter became the first African American to  ...

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  • Earl Francis Lloyd (born April 3, 1928) is a retired American basketball player. He was the first African American to play in the National Basketball Association, ...

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