Baylor basketball: Ishmail Wainright honors late grandfather, first African-American starter for Kansas
Baylor guard Ishmail Wainright honored his late grandfather during Wednesday's game against No. 3 Kansas. Wainright's grandfather, Maurice King, became the first African-American starter in Kansas basketball history during the 1954 season.
Wainright added King before his last name on the back of his jersey to pay tribute.
King was a teammate and fraternity brother with basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain. He played at KU from 1953-1957 and recorded 11 points for the Jayhawks in the 1957 championship game, where Kansas fell to North Carolina 54-53 in triple overtime.
He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1957 draft and won an NBA title with the Boston Celtics in 1960.
King passed away in 2007.
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