Nera White, American Hall of Fame basketball player, Died at 80


Nera D. White was born on November 15, 1935, and died on April 13, 2016.

She was an American basketball player.

Nera White was considered one of the most outstanding female players in history.

White was named AAU All-American for 15 years in a row from 1955 to 1969, and she led the Nashville Business College team to ten AAU national championships during that period.

She was named the MVP of the AAU National Tournament nine times.

During the time Nera played for Nashville Business college, the team once had a stretch of 92 games where they won 91.

She was “widely acknowledged as the greatest woman ever to play the game”.

Harley Redin (head coach of the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens, in 1966, the dominant team of the 1950s) called her the “greatest woman basketball player in history”.

Nera led the US National Team to winning the World Championship, in 1957.

Nera White was named the MVP of the tournament and voted the Best Woman Player in the World.

Nera White passed away at 80 yrs old.