STATISTICS & HISTORY
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 Tullus Ross||Born: Apr 23, 1903||Died: Dec 21, 1963||Hometown:||Lorain, Oh.|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|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|