Chuck Cooper

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Birthday
29, 1926
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Feb 5, 1984 (57)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
29, 1926
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Feb 5, 1984 (57)

About

Former shooting guard who is credited as the first African American player to be drafted by an NBA team.

Before Fame

He was a Second Team All-American while playing for West Virginia State.

Trivia

He played for three teams in his NBA career: the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Hawks and Fort Wayne Pistons.

Family Life

He was married to Irva L. Cooper.

Associated With

He was selected in the 1950 NBA Draft where Hall of Famer Paul Arizin was taken first overall.