Monday, October 1, 2018

Charlie Isles

Charles Henry Isles

September 20, 1913
Plymouth, British West Indies

October 5, 1987
Jamaica, NY

DeWitt Clinton High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1940-41 NY Harlem Yankees (Independent)
1940-41 NY Dolly King Five (Independent)
1941-42 New York Rens (Independent)
1942-43 New York Rens (Independent)
1942-43 Washington Bears (Independent)
1943-44 New York Rens (Independent)
1943-44 Washington Bears (Independent)
1944-45 Washington Bears (Independent)
1944-45 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1945-46 New York Rens (Independent)
1945-46 Washington Bears (Independent)
1946-47 Washington Bears (Independent)
1947-48 Saratoga Indians (NYSL)
1948-49 Saratoga Indians (NYSL)
1950-51 Saratoga Harlem Yankees (ABL)

A veteran of many seasons of pro and semi-pro basketball, Charlie Isles was a star for the famous New York Rens for many years, also putting in time with the Harlem Yankees, Washington Bears and the Harlem Globetrotters. He, along with his his teammates, were groundbreaking athletes in regards to breaking racial barriers. The all-black Rens and Bears drew very well on barnstorming teams, and the Bears even won the World Basketball Championship. The Harlem Yankees picked Isles up in 1949 when the team joined an organized league, the New York State League. He would play for the Yanks when the team migrated to the ABL.



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