“Crowe, giant Negro star for the Grizzly Cubs, was easily the outstanding man in Saturday’s play.”
— The Logansport (Ind.) Pharos-Tribune, 1939

George Crowe

George Crowe.

Teams: Los Angeles Red Devils, New York Renaissance, Dayton Rens, Harlem Yankees
Born: 1921, Whiteland, Indiana
Died: 2011, Sacramento, California

George Crowe played professional basketball for a number of teams including the New York Renaissance in the late 1940s.

He was a member of the Rens squad that played in the 1948 World Pro Basketball Tournament in Chicago.

Later, he was on the Rens team that joined the National Basketball League for the 1948-49 season as the Dayton Rens.

At 6 foot 3 inches and 206 lbs., Crowe was a scoring forward and defensive specialist.

For more information on George Crowe, please read the special multi-part series of articles about him that begins with this piece.