Thursday, January 7, 2016

Zano Wast

Zano Stanley Wast

August 20, 1916
Moline, IL

May 21, 1988
Toledo, OH

1939-40 University of Toledo (College)
1939-40 St Peter's - Ohio (Independent)
1940-41 Deluxe Inn - Toledo (Independent)
1942-43 Toledo Jim White Chevrolets (NBL)

Played college ball at Toledo, but his name does not appear on the UT list of letter winners. Apparently also played a lot of semi-pro basketball. Many sources have Wast listed as one of the first black players in the league, but according to Murray Nelson's book "The National Basketball League: A History, 1935-1949", we was not black. (Chapter 7, note 1).

After playing basketball, he worked as a salesman at Sears for 23 years.

He was married to Beverly, and had two sons, John and Al.

Toledo Blade, May 22, 1988
Akron Beacon Journal, April 12, 1940
Evening Review (East Liverpool, OH), April 5, 1941


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