Monroe, Earl

Monroe, Earl (“the Pearl”)

(1944–  ) basketball player; born in Philadelphia, Pa. After playing at Winston-Salem State University (1964–67), he played as a guard for the Baltimore Bullets and then for the New York Knicks (1971–80), leading the team to a National Basketball Association championship in 1973.
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Bush grew up in Kentucky in a house full of music and musicians and amid a fascination with Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt, the legendary musicians whose Grand Ole Opry performances introduced their unique sound to the world.
Based in Hampton, VA, the CIAA has produced several of the finest players in collegiate and professional sports including NBA greats Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, Earl Lloyd, Sam Jones, Al Attles, Charles Oakley, Rick Mahorn and Ben Wallace.