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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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Warren Rutledge

Warren Rutledge graduated from the College of William & Mary where he was an All-State baseball pitcher.  He eventually served in the Army and won 26 consecutive games at Fort Lee.   Upon completion of his military duty, Rutledge earned a…

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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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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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Bob Kilbourne

Bob Kilbourne was born and raised in Big Stone Gap, Virginia where he graduated from Big Stone Gap High School in 1937. Immediately upon graduation, he joined the United States Army at Ft. Myers, Virginia serving in 1937 and 1938.…

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Nancy Lieberman

Nancy Lieberman, 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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Earl Francis Lloyd

Earl Lloyd was born on April 13, 1928 in Alexandria, Virginia. He attended Parker-Gray High School in Alexandria where he was All-State in basketball. After graduation he attended West Virginia State College where he also starred in basketball and was…

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Moses Malone

Moses Malone was born in Petersburg, Virginia and graduated from Petersburg High School. Malone drew his first national attention as a teenager when his dominant scoring and rebounding led Petersburg High to a 50-game winning streak and two state championships.…

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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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