Howard Ross was a legendary high school athlete in Lorain, Ohio. During three years at Lorain High School, he won twelve letters, three each in basketball, football, baseball and track. In his final year, he was a star  halfback  on the football team, set state records in the javelin, pitched two no-hitters and was named MVP of the basketball team that captured the Ohio State Championship. After graduation, Ross and his high school teammates turned professional and toured the state for three seasons before they joined the Central Basketball League in 1926. Ross was only the second black player to appear in a professional basketball league game. It had been over two decades since the Bucky Lew had completed his final season in the New England Basketball. In 1927, Ross  became the player-coach of the Cleveland Elks an all-black independent team.



HOWARD ROSS Height: 5:11 Weight: 165 College: None
Howard Tullus Ross Born: Apr 23, 1903 Died: Dec 21, 1963 Hometown: Lorain, Oh.
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1923-24 Lorain Lions Indep
1924-25 Lorain Lions Indep
1925-26 Lorain Lions Indep
1926-27 Lorain CBL 7 3 2 8 1.1
1927-28 Cleveland Colored Elks Indep
1928-29 Cleveland Colored Elks Indep
1929-30 Cleveland Colored Elks Indep
Major League Totals 7 3 2 8 1.1


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