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Dave Robbins

Dave Robbins, native of North Carolina and a graduate of Catawba College, is the winningest College Basketball Coach in Virginia history. Before becoming a collegiate head coach, he led his team at Thomas Jefferson High School to a Virginia State…

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Glenn Roberts Sr.

Glenn Roberts revolutionized the game of basketball at Emory & Henry College during the 1930’s.  He is credited as the first player to use the present day jump shot, utilizing his 6’4” height and playing skills to shoot while hanging…

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Ralph Sampson

One of the most heralded cagers of all time, Ralph Sampson dominated the collegiate game during his brilliant four-year (1980-83) career. Leading Virginia to a new level of national prominence and success, the 7-4 center helped guide the Cavaliers to…

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Louis “Weenie” Miller

A native of Richmond, Miller excelled in athletics at Benedictine High School. He attended the University of Richmond where he captained both the baseball and basketball teams. His outstanding performance earned him spots on the All-State and All-Southern baseball teams…

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Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning was born in Chesapeake, VA and graduated from Indian River High School. As a senior, he was named Player of the Year by USA TODAY, Parade, Gatorade, and Naismith. Mourning attended Georgetown University where he led the nation…

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Barry Parkhill

Barry Parkhill was appointed the associate director of athletics for development in 1998. He previously served dual roles as director of alumni development for the UVa Alumni Association and director of capital projects for athletics. Before that, he spent three…

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Herman “Bucky” Keller

A native of Newport News “Bucky Keller” was a star basketball player at Newport News High School, leading the Typhoons to three consecutive state championships in 1956 to 1958.  He was also a quarterback and all-state football player.   Keller was…

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Junius Kellogg

Junius Kellogg made his way into the national limelight in 1951 when he exposed a national basketball gambling scandal.  This was not the last act of courage for this Portsmouth native. Kellogg began his basketball career on I.C. Norcom’s outdoor…

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Jerome Kersey

Jerome Kersey was raised in Clarksville, and attended Longwood College (now Longwood University), where he was a record-setting basketball forward and two-time Division II All-American. In 1984, Kersey was selected in the second round of the NBA draft by the…

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Nancy Lieberman

Nancy Lieberman-Cline, one of the most accomplished and recognized individuals in the history of women’s basketball, added a new dimension to her prolific sports career as she guided the 1998 Detroit Shock to a remarkable 17-13 season in her first…

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