Thursday, March 17, 2016

Willie King

Wilbert King



1932-33 Pershing High School - Detroit (High School)
1933-34 Pershing High School - Detroit (High School)
1934-35 Pershing High School - Detroit (High School)
1935-36 Central A.A (Detroit Recreational League)
1941-42 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1941-42 Trojans (Detroit Basketball Association)
1942-43 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1943-44 Brewster Recreation (Detroit Basketball Association)
1946-47 Detroit Gems (NBL)
1947-48 Kansas City Stars (Independent)
1947-48 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1948-49 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)

He worked out of the Brewster athletic complex in Detroit, playing basketball as well as boxing in Detroit Golden Gloves tournaments. The boxer was from Highland Park and baked cookies for a living.

Born to Joseph and Hattie King in Alabama, Willie was a prominent athlete in the Detroit are in high school, as a star halfback in football, hurdler in track, and a guard on the hardwood. His older brother Albert was a star high jumper at Pershing, and went on to Wayne State.

He was married to Amanda Mae Miller.

Update 5/17/16: had his information on here. It was linked to Harlem Globetrotter documents.

Detroit Free Press, February 2, 1934
Detroit Free Press, February 22, 1941
1930 Census
1940 Census


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