But one little-known fact is that the C’s were the first NBA franchise to draft a black player into the NBA. That’s right, the Jackie Robinson of hoops, if you will, was a Celtic. But can you name this famous player?
The C’s selected this 6-foot-5 forward in the second round of the 1950 draft. He went on to play four seasons with the Celtics before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks and ending his career with the Fort Wayne Pistons.
He averaged 6.7 points and 5.9 rebounds in 409 games over six seasons.
Who was this player?