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Our Approach

The Philadelphia Black Basketball Hall of Fame occupies approximately one-quarter of the FiDonce Player Development facility and will compliment the Big 5 Hall of Fame by enshrining great Black coaches, players, teams, journalists and contributors who deserve recognition but may be omitted from Big 5 Hall of Fame.

Walk into the Black Basketball Hall of Fame and you will immediately recognize that greatness lives here.

Our Story

The Philadelphia Black Basketball Hall of Fame grew out of a desire to memorialize the legacies of legendary Philadelphia Black basketball players from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. These exceptional athletes were forced to play under segregated conditions and frequently denied opportunities to play collegiate basketball in mainstream universities and colleges.

Nonetheless, they forged spectacular careers in Black high schools and colleges. Many went on to play in the highly competitive industrial leagues, the Baker Summer League and the professional Eastern League. The outstanding players from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s stand on the shoulders of the trailblazers.

The Philadelphia Black Basketball Hall of Fame highlights the manner in which the generations are intertwined. We are committed to ensuring that future generations of Philadelphia players learn about the lives and careers of pioneers that paved the way for them to play the game in Philadelphia.

 

Contact Hall of Famers..

Contact the Hall of Fame to arrange group presentations, basketball clinics and speaking engagements with enshrined players.