Women don't play in the NBA, they play in the WNBA. As for your question, the first black woman to be drafted into the WNBA was Dena Head, who was also the first woman ever to be drafted into the WNBA.
NFL Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden was the first black and first Raven to be drafted after the move from Cleveland.
Chuck Cooper, drafted in 1950
The first person drafted into the NFL was Jay Berwanger by the Philadelphia Eagles but he chose not to play. The first person to actually sign and play was Riley Smith who signed with Washington Redskins.
People aren't "elected" to play professional sports, they are drafted by teams or independently signed to contracts ("free agents"). The first African American to play major league baseball was Jackie Robinson in 1947.
good question. First you have to play when your young. Then play for your middle school team . then you play for your high school team. When you go to college and your really good and make the team, you might get drafted by the NBA But you can get drafted from high school
The first black man to play in the Masters Tournament was Lee Elder, in 1975.
Elway wasn't drafted by the Broncos ... he was drafted by the Colts as the first overall selection in 1983. He said he would not play for the Colts so they traded him to the Broncos a week later.
The fist Black person to play basket ball was jace martnio The first Black women to play basketball was senda berenson
He was drafted for the Steelers in 1970 so his first official Steelers game was in 1970.
No he was not the first black men to play tennis. Though he was the first black man to win the Us open tennis. But I will try to find the first black man to play tennis.