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Jameson, Max W.

(born: 1935) 

Six foot four Max W. Jameson, from Frankfort, KY, was a basketball player at Kentucky State University (K-State). He played center and was named to the All-Midwestern Conference his sophomore and senior years [sources: "Grambling wins Midwest Tournament; defeats Lincoln in finals," Arkansas State Press, 02/25/1955, p. 3; and "All-Midwest cage team selected," Baltimore Afro-American, 02/26/1957, p. 15]. He averaged 17.8 points during his four years on the Kentucky State University basketball team [source: "Max Jamison [Jameson] by Warriors gets drafted," Louisville Defender, 04/25/1957]. During his senior year, Jameson was named to the College AllStars and played four games in the team series against the Harlem Globetrotters. In 1957, Jameson was drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors [now the Golden State Warriors] in the 7th round of the NBA Draft [source: NBA Draft History webpage]. During the 1961-62 season, Max Jameson played forward on the Cleveland Pipers, an ABL team; the team had a record of 45-36 and finished first in the ABL East Division. Jameson next played for the Harlem Globetrotters; he is listed on the All-Time Roster. In 2007, Max Jameson was inducted into the Kentucky State University Athletics Hall of Fame. Max W. Jameson and his twin brother Scott were born in Frankfort, KY, the sons of James and Mary Lucille Warren Jameson; the family of six lived at 313 Hill Street in Frankfort, KY [source: 1940 U.S. Federal Census]. The paternal grandparents of Max W. Jameson were Mattie Clay and Scott Maryland Jameson, Sr.; their portraits are available in the Jameson Family Collection at the Center of Excellence for the Study of Kentucky African Americans, Kentucky State University.


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NKAA Source: Arkansas State press (newspapers)
NKAA Source: Baltimore Afro-American (newspaper)
NKAA Entry: Jameson, Scott M., III
NKAA Source: The Louisville defender (newspaper)

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