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What milestone did he later overcome? Former TCU Basketball player James Cash was the first African-American to receive an athletic scholarship at TCU, and the first African-American on scholarship in the Southwest Conference for any sport.



A. Became the first African-American to co-own an NBA franchise (Boston Celtics)
B. Became the 42nd African-American on the Forbes Magazine List
C. Became the first African-American to be on the board of trustees for 5 multi-million dollar companies.
D. Became the first African-American law professor at the Harvard School of Business

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Answered Sep 08, 2016

Became the first african-american law professor at the harvard school of business-james cash was the first african-american to get a scholarship to play in the southwest conference, let alone at tcu. the 6-6 center was a heavily recruited texas athlete. he helped the horned frogs to a 1967-68 southwest conference championship. cash was a 1969 all-southwest conference selection and earned academic all-american laurels in 1968 and 1969. the center finished with a career 1, 026 pts and 13.9 ppg average. he majored in mathematics at tcu and went on to earn his phd from purdue. he later became the first african-american professor at harvard business school. cash is a part owner of the boston celtics and he does sit on the board of trustees for several multi-million dollar companies including microsoft.
 

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