Another great basketball player from Virginia is "Zo," or Alonzo Mourning. He was born in 1970 in Chesapeake, Virginia.
During his time at Indian River High School in Chesapeake, he led the team to 51 straight victories and a state title his junior year (1987). As a senior, he averaged 25 points, 15 rebounds and 12 blocked shots a game. He was named Player of the Year by USA Today, Parade, Gatorade, and Naismith.
Mourning went on to hone his craft at Georgetown where he averaged 16.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. He led the nation in blocked shots his freshman year and was an All-American his last year there.
Mourning retired from the NBA in 2009. That same year, he was named to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, and the following April, he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding high school, collegiate, and professional career, as well as his volunteer service in the communities in which he has lived and worked.