Atlanta Hawks Recognize Pioneering Maroon Tigers Basketball Team

Date Released: February 15, 2017

The Atlanta Hawks take a look back at the history of Morehouse College’s basketball team and the influence they and other HBCUs had on the game today.

The Maroon Tigers were one of the first basketball teams in the south. The squad first took to the floor in 1909 when the college was still called Atlanta Baptist College. Their visit to New York City in 1922 for a game brought awareness of teams in the south, and helped to expand interest in the game nationally.


Last Modified: February 15, 2017, 12:02 PM, by: Synera Shelton

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