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C. B. Claiborne

American former basketball player and professor


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Claudius B. Claiborne is an American professor and former basketball player. He is known for being the first African-American to play on the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team.Claiborne is originally from Danville, Virginia, where he attended John Langston High School. During his senior year in 1965, he was class president as well as captain of the baseball and basketball teams. He matriculated to Duke University on a presidential scholarship in 1965, two years after the first black students integrated at Duke. After a year on the freshman basketball team , he joined varsity men's basketball team for the 1966–67 season. He made his first start in a January 1967 victory over Penn State, after head coach Vic Bubas suspended nine of his players. In 1969, he played in a triple-overtime win against Duke's biggest rival, North Carolina.

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California State University Channel Islands

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Dartmouth College

University and liberal arts college in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

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James Madison University

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