Former basketball stars Casey Manning and Ray Allen along with baseball standout Drew Meyer are three of the seven selections for induction into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremonies will be held May 14th at the Columbia Convention Center.
Manning starred at Dillon High School and later signed with Frank McGuire as the first black basketball player in USC’s history.
Allen was a standout at Hillcrest of Dalzell and later at Connecticut and in the NBA winning a championship with the Boston Celtics.
And Meyer was an All-American shortstop at USC and was the first round pick by the Rangers in the 2002 draft. He prepped at Bishop England.
Also joining the trio in the class will be former SC State football and basketball star Sam Goodwin, Beaufort native Kenny Washington who won a pair of NCAA basketball championships at UCLA, Clemson’s Sammie Henson who won two NCAA national championships in wrestling and marathon swimmer Kathleen Wilson of James Island.