Bill Farrow was a high school basketball star in Chicago. During three years at  Kentucky State College, he led the Thoroughbreds to prominence as one of the best black college teams in the country. Farrow served in the army for four years during World War II.   In the years immediately after the war, he starred for all-black teams in Chicago.  During the 1946-47 season, he was a starter for the Youngstown team in the National Basketball League. He joined  Pop Gates of Tri-Cities and and Willie King of Detroit as one of only three black players in the twelve-team NBL.


BILL FARROW Height: 6:04 Weight: 200 College: Kentucky State’40
William M. Farrow Jr. Born:  Jun 15, 1918 Died:  Sep 3, 2003 Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1937-38 Kentucky State College
1938-39 Kentucky State College
1939-40 Kentucky State College
1904-45 U.S. Army Military Service
1945-46 Chicago Brown Bombers Indep
1945-46 Chicago Monarchs Indep
1945-46 Milwaukee Auto Acceptance Indep
1946-47 Chicago Collegians Indep
1946-47 Youngstown NBL 32 65 52 106 .491 182 5.7
1947-48 Chicago Indep
1948-49 Dayton NBL 3 1 3 3 1.000 5 1.7
Major League Totals 35 66 55 109 .505 187 5.3
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