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Nathaniel Clifton

NameNathaniel "Nat" Clifton
PositionCenter, Forward
Number19, 8, 24
Height Ft6|height_in=8
Weight Lbs225
Birth DateOctober 13, 1922
Birth PlaceLittle Rock, Arkansas
Death DateAugust 31, 1990(age 67)
Death PlaceChicago, Illinois
Debutyear1945
Finalyear1961
CollegeXavier (LA)
Teams *New York Rens (1945 - 1947) *Harlem Globetrotters (1947 - 1950) *New York Knicks (1950 - 1956) *Detroit Pistons (1956 - 1957) *Chicago Majors (1961)
Stats LeagueNBA
Stat1labelPoints
Stat1value5,444
Stat2labelRebounds
Stat2value4,469
Stat3labelAssists
Stat3value1,369
Letterc
Bbrcliftna01
Highlights *NBA All Star (1957)

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Nathaniel "Sweetwater" Clifton (October 13, 1922 August 31, 1990) was an American multi-sport athlete best known as the first African American to sign a contract to play in the National Basketball Association.


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