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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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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.
That CIAA history and culture includes former legendary players like Earl (The Pearl) Monroe, Earl Lloyd, Charles Oakley and Ben Wallace.
At the 60th anniversary of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's (CIAA) men's basketball tournament last February and March at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C., Ford hosted the 60th anniversary team, which included former CIAA players and coaches--Rick Mahorn, Charles Oakley, Ben Wallace, Earl (The Pearl) Monroe, Earl Lloyd, Carlos Terry, Cleo Hill, Al Attles, Dave Robbins, John McClendon, Sam Jones, Bobby Dandridge and Clarence (Big House) Gaines.