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Bob Yancy and Ben Franklin of Boston University (1937)

The first Black selected for All-American Basketball honors was Don Barksdale of UCLA (1947)

The first Black signed by a National Basketball Assn. team was Charles (Chuck) Cooper, who joined the New York Knicks (1950)

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