- Earl Lloyd
infobox NBA Player
height_ft = 6
height_in = 5
weight_lbs = 225
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date and age|1928|4|3
college = West Virginia State
draft = 9th round
draft_year = 1950
career_start = 1950
career_end = 1960
awards = Hall of Fame, 2003
former_teams = Washington Capitols,
Syracuse Nationals, Detroit Pistons
Earl Francis Lloyd (born
April 3, 1928in Alexandria, Virginia, US) is a retired American basketballplayer. He was the first African-Americanto play in the National Basketball Association, in the 1950-51 NBA season. Three other blacks played in the same season, including Chuck Cooper.
Lloyd, a forward known for his defense, played collegiately at West Virginia State College, was selected in the ninth-round of the
1950 NBA Draftby the Washington Capitols. On October 31, 1950, Lloyd became the first African-American to play in an NBAgame, against the Rochester Royals.
Lloyd led West Virginia State to two CIAA Conference and Tournament Championships in 1948 and 1949. He was named All-Conference three times (1948-50) and was
All-American twice, as named by the Pittsburgh Courier(1949-50). As a senior, he averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds per game, while leading West Virginia State to a second place finish in the CIAA Conference and Tournament Championship. In 1947-48, West Virginia State was the only undefeated team in the United States.
Nicknamed "The Big Cat", Lloyd was one of three African-Americans to enter the NBA at the same time. It was only because of the order in which the teams' season openers fell that Lloyd was the first to actually play in a game in the NBA. The date was October 31, 1950, one day ahead of Cooper of the
Boston Celticsand four days before Nat "Sweetwater" Cliftonof the New York Knicks. Lloyd played in over 560 games in nine seasons, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound forward averaged 8.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
Lloyd played in only seven games for the Washington Capitols before the team folded on January 9, 1951. He then went into the U.S. Army at
Fort Sill, Oklahoma, before the Syracuse Nationals picked him up on waivers. He spent six seasons with Syracuse and two with the Detroit Pistons before retiring in 1960.
Lloyd retired ranked 43rd in career scoring with 4,682 points. His best year was 1955, when he averaged 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds for Syracuse, which beat the
Fort Wayne Pistons4-3 for the NBA title. Lloyd and Jim Tucker were the first African-Americans to play on an NBA championship team.
Lloyd once said; "In 1950, basketball was like a babe in the woods; it didn't enjoy the notoriety that baseball enjoyed." Like Lloyd, Clifton and Cooper had solid but not spectacular careers.
According to Detroit News sportswriter Jerry Green, in 1965 Detroit Pistons General Manager Don Wattrick wanted to hire Lloyd as the team's head coach. It would have made Lloyd the first African-American head coach in American pro sports.
Dave DeBusscherewas instead named Pistons player-coach. From 1972 to 1973, Lloyd did coach the Pistons and was a scout for five seasons.
Lloyd and his wife, Ginny, have one child. He lives in Tennessee. [http://www.alextimes.com/article.asp?article=7766]
In 2003, Lloyd was inducted to the
Basketball Hall of Fameas a contributor. [http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/bhof-earl-lloyd.html]
Lloyd was named to the NAIA Silver and Golden Anniversary Teams. [http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/bhof-earl-lloyd.html]
December 1, 2007, the newly-constructed basketball court at T. C. Williams High Schoolin Lloyd's home town of Alexandria, Virginia, was named in his honor. Lloyd actually attended Parker-Gray High School, as Alexandria's schools were racially-segregated at the time. T.C. Williams—the subject of the motion picture " Remember the Titans"—was created as a combined, desegregated school two decades later. [http://www.alextimes.com/article.asp?article=7766]
List of African American firsts
* [http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/bhof-earl-lloyd.html Basketball Hall of Fame bio]
* [http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/lloydea01c.html BasketballReference.com: Earl Lloyd (as coach)]
* [http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/lloydea01.html BasketballReference.com: Earl Lloyd (as player)]
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