Ken Corley

Albert Kenneth Corley (May 10, 1920 - June 27, 1984[1]) was an American professional basketball player. He played for the Cleveland Rebels of the Basketball Association of America (now known as the National Basketball Association).[2] Many encyclopedias state he is the brother of former NBA player Ray Corley, but Ray was born and raised near New York City whereas Ken grew up in Eldorado, Oklahoma.

Ken Corley
Personal information
Born(1920-05-10)May 10, 1920
McLoud, Oklahoma
DiedJune 27, 1984(1984-06-27) (aged 64)
Aurora, Colorado
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
CollegeCentral Oklahoma (1939–1943)
Career history
1945–1947Wilmington Bombers
1946–1947Cleveland Rebels

Early life and educationEdit

Ken played college basketball and football at University of Central Oklahoma (then known as Central State College).[3] During World War II, Corley served in the navy achieving the rank of chief specialist. He served at United States Naval Training Center, Bainbridge and Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

Professional careerEdit

After serving in the U.S. Navy, Ken played two seasons for the Wilmington Bombers in the American Basketball League. He also played in three games for the Cleveland Rebels.[4] Corley also briefly played minor league baseball.[5]

BAA career statisticsEdit

  GP Games played
 FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage
 APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Cleveland 3 .000 .000 .0 .0
Career 3 .000 .000 .0 .0


  1. ^ Peach Basketball Society. "Ken Corley", September 22, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "NBA Roster 1946-50".
  3. ^ "2015-16 Central Oklahoma Media Guide".
  4. ^ "Ken Corley".
  5. ^ "Ken Corley".

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