Belus Smawley

Born March 20, 1918 Belus Smawley played in the NBA mainly as a Guard/Forward during their playing career, season(s): 1947-1952. Belus Van Smawley was an American basketball player and coach. A 6'1" guard/forward from Rutherford County, North Carolina, Smawley was one of the first basketball players to regularly use the jump shot. Smawley developed his shot in an abandoned train depot near his home that was fashioned into a basketball court.

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