NBA Naismith Hall of Fame 2017-05-19T05:22:40+00:00

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

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Marques Haynes Langston University '45Marques Haynes
Langston University ‘45


…4-time All-State, All-Conference Former Harlem Globetrotters
& Harlem Magicians Great… Played 40 years…Black College Hall of Fame…Basketball Hall of Fame…NAIA Hall of Fame…Oklahoma (State) Hall of Fame…Langston University Hall of Fame East Hartford (CT) Hall of Fame…Jim Thorpe Hall of Fame

 

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Earl Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe
Winston-Salem State University ‘67


…Black College Hall of Fame…NCAA College Player of the Year ‘67…NCAA Div. II National Champions ‘67…No.1 draft pick of Washington Bullets…Member, NBA Champions New York Knicks ‘73…Member, NBA 50 Greatest Players…NBA Naismith Hall of Fame…Winston-Salem State Hall of Fame…CIAA Hall of Fame

 

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Sam Jones Noirth Carolina College '57
Sam Jones
North Carolina Central ‘57


3-time All-CIAA…1st round pick of Boston Celtics…Member, 10 NBA champions…Naismith Hall of Fame…NBA25th Anniversary Team Member, NBA 50 Greatest Players…NCCU Hall of Fame…CIAA Hall of Fame

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Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton

Xavier University, LA ’50


Played with the legendary New York Rens…stints with the Harlem Globetrotters and Chicago American Giants (Negro Baseball League)…1950: the 2nd Black player to sign an NBA contract (the New York Knicks)…1957: NBA oldest All-Star at age 34

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Earl lloyd west Virginia State '50
Earl Lloyd
West Virginia State ‘50


First Black to play in a  NBA game October 31, 1950 with Washington Capitols …One of first black players to play on a NBA championship team…CIAA Hall of Fame…CIAA Player of the Decade, 1940s…Naismith Hall of Fame…WV State Hall of Fame …First Black assistant coach in NBA

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Willis Reed Grambling State ''64
Willis Reed
Grambling State ‘64


NAIA Tournament Champions, 1964 1st round pick, New York  Knicks… Led Knicks to two NBA titles SWAC Hall of Fame…Naismith Hall of Fame…NBA 50 Greatest Players
50th Anniversary All-Time Team

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Clarence ‘Bighouse’ Gaines
1923-2005
Morgan State University ‘45


Naismith Hall of Fame ‘82
NCAA Div. II Champions ’67
NCAA Coach of the Year ‘67
CIAA Hall of Fame
NAIA Helms Hall of Fame
NC Sports Hall of Fame
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Record: 826-447
*5 all-time best

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C. Vivian Stringer Slippery Rock '70
C. Vivian Stringer
Slippery Rock University ‘70


Naismith Hall of Fame
Cheyney State Hall of Fame
Won-Lost Records:
Cheyney State: 251-51
Iowa University: 269-84
Rutgers University: 322-160
Combined Record: 843-295
#Won 5 conference titles
*First coach to take 3 different teams to NCAA Final Four
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John Chaney Bethune Cooklman '50
John Chaney
Bethune-Cookman College ‘50


Black College Hall of Fame
Cheyney State College
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Record: 225-59
NCAA Div. II Champions  1978
Div. II Coach of the Year 1978
USWBA Coach of the Year 1987,’88
Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year
1984.’85,’87,’88,2000
Temple University: Record: 516-253

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John B. McLendon, Jr. Kansas University '36
John B. McLendon, Jr.
1915-1999
Kansas University ‘36


Naismith Hall of Fame
Black College Hall of Fame
North Carolina Central Hall of Fame
Hampton University Hall of Fame
Tennessee State Hall of Fame
Kentucky State Hall of Fame
NCAA Hall of Fame
NAIA Hall of Fame
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