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EARL F. LLOYD: A LIFETIME OF GREATNESS

DID YOU KNOW?
He was named All-Conference 3 times (1948 - 1950) and was All-American twice.

1948-1949

Lloyd led West Virginia State to 2 CIAA Conference and Tournament Championships.

DID YOU KNOW?
Nicknamed ``The Big Cat``, Lloyd was the first African-American to play in an NBA game.

October 31, 1950

Earl Lloyd became the first African-American to play in the NBA for the Washington Capitals.

1955

Earl Lloyd averaged 10.2 points and 7 rebounds for Syracuse, which beat the Fort Wayne Pistons 4-3 for the NBA title.

1960

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Earl Lloyd, after playing with the Detroit Pistons, retired from the NBA.

DID YOU KNOW?
Lloyd retired ranked 43rd in career scoring with 4,682 points and led the NBA in both personal foul and disqualifications.

1968

Earl Lloyd became the first African-American assistant coach in the NBA.

1971

Earl Lloyd became the second African-American head coach in the NBA.

1993

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Inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

1998

CIAA Hall of Fame

2003

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Inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor.

2003

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Earl Lloyd was named to the NAIA Silver and Golden Anniversary Teams.

2007

The newly constructed basketball court at T. C. Williams High School in Lloyd’s home town of Alexandria, Virginia, was named in his honor.

2009

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Moonfixer: The Basketball Journey of Earl Lloyd, was released. Lloyd wrote this biography with Syracuse area writer, Sean Kirst.

2015

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Along with fellow basketball player Alonzo Mourning, was one of eight Virginians honored in the Library of Virginia’s “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History” because of his contributions to the sport of basketball.

2015

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National Campaign for The Earl Lloyd Postage Stamp began.

2016

The Lloyd Family Foundation was Founded.