Over the years Gallaudet has had many great men basketball
players. One of them was Noah Downes. He only played
one season (1918-1919) before leaving Gallaudet to
embark on a career in pro basketball. There was no
NBA in these days; teams and leagues were loosely
organized. He played for the New York Silent Separates
for a couple of seasons and then played on the
southern states pro basketball circuit.