Small forward who was the first African-American to play in an NBA game.
He played his college basketball at West Virginia State College.
He played for three NBA teams from 1950-1960, most notably the Syracuse Nationals, with whom he won an NBA Championship in 1955.
He married Charlita Lloyd, and had three children.
In 2003, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in the same class as Celtics great Robert Parish.