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. A knee injury ended his playing career. AFter his retirement from pro basketball, Farrell  worked at Commonwealth Edison in Chiacgo for nearly forty years. Farrow also  was an elementary school teacher for a number of years, and later became a member of the Chicago Board of Education.


BILL FARROW Height: 6:04 Weight: 200 College: Kentucky State’40
William McKNight Farrow Jr. Born:  Jun 15, 1918 Died:  Sep 3, 2003 Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG 7
1937-38 Kentucky State College
1938-39 Kentucky State College
1939-40 Kentucky State College
1939-40 Chicago Colelgians Indep
1941-45 U.S. Army Air Corp. Military Service
1945-46 Chicago Brown Bombers Indep
1945-46 Milwaukee Auto Acceptance Indep
1946-47 Chicago Collegians Indep
1946-47 Chicago Monarchs Indep
1946-47 New York Rens Indep
1946-47 Youngstown NBL 32 65 52 106 .491 182 5.7
1947-48 Chicago Moaarchs 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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