Louis (Babe) Pressley

Induction Year: 1976 Sport: Basketball

A graduate of Cleveland Central High in 1936, he signed with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1937 to launch a professional career that lasted until 1958, captaining and later served as playing coach of the world-famed team. Was named “Outstanding Player” in the championship tournament of the 1940 World Professional International Tour, and placed on the all-star team in the 1943-44 International Cup Tour.