(1975- ) Raised in Dalzell, SC, Ray Allen is an NBA All-Star basketball player who has played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, and Boston Celtics.
Athletes and Coaches
(1923-2003) Born in Camden, SC, Lawrence "Larry" Doby was the first African American to play baseball in the American League and the second African American to manage a major league team.
(1954- ) Born in Columbia, SC, Alex English was a basketball player at USC and the Denver Nuggets and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
(1944-2011) Joe Frazier was a professional boxer from Beaufort, SC who defeated such greats as Muhammad Ali.
(1976- ) Born in Mauldin, SC, Kevin Garnett is an accomplished basketball player in the NBA. He has played with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Boston Celtics.
(1927-2003) Born in Silver, Clarendon County, SC, Althea Gibson was the first African-American player to win Wimbledon and U.S. National tennis championships.
(1930-1997) Born in Winnsboro, SC, Gordon Glisson was a Champion Thoroughbred horse racing jockey.
(1887–1951) Considered one of the most outstanding hitters in the history of baseball, Joe Jackson's career .356 batting average is the third highest in history, after Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby. Joe Jackson was born in Brandon Mills.
(1932- ) Brown in Ridgeway, SC, Mamie "Peanut" Johnson was the only woman to pitch for Negro Major League.