Athletic Hall of Fame

Cleon Gilliam

Cleon Gilliam

Sport(s): Basketball, Baseball

Graduating Class: 1955

Induction Class: 1992

Lettered in basketball and baseball... One of the first African-Americans to earn a varsity baseball letter at Eastern... Names second-team All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) in basketball for the 1952-53 season... Led Eastern in scoring for the 1953-54 season... Co-captain of the 1954-55 basketball team... Enjoyed a successful career in education in the Detroit Public School system.

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