Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Red Pryor

Leroy "Red" Pryor

June 2, 1926
Chicago, IL

December 1, 2005
Chicago, IL

DuSable High School - Chicago (High School)
1945-46 DePaul University (College)
1946-47 Cleveland Fifas (Independent)
1947-48 Chicago Colored Collegians (independent)
1947-48 Chicago Crusaders (independent)
1948-49 Dayton Rens (NBL)

Pryor served in the Navy during World War and then finished up at DePaul. After playing basketball professionally for a few years, he became a salesman for a liquor distributor in the Chicago area.

He married MaryJo Cole (1931-2009) in 1949 and they had four children.

Some other sources say he was born in 1923 or 1925, but 1926 is in his obituary, gravestone, and  in military records.

Obituary from the Sun Times, December 2005
DeKalb Chronicle, February 16, 1948


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