Another great college basketball player from Virginia who lasted 2 years at Georgetown University before going into the NBA is hall of famer Allen Iverson. At only 6' tall, this right-handed shooting and point guard was born in Hampton in 1975.
During his time at Georgetown, Iverson averaged 23 points per game, 3.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists. In his first season at Georgetown in 1994–95, Iverson won the Big East Rookie of the Year award and was named to the All Rookie Tournament First Team. That season, Iverson led the Hoyas to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament, where they lost to North Carolina.
In his second and final season at Georgetown in 1995–96, Iverson led the team to a Big East championship and all the way to the Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament, where they lost to Massachusetts. He ended his college career as the Hoyas' all-time leader in career scoring average, at 22.9 points per game. Iverson was named as a First Team All American.
Iverson retired from the NBA in 2014 and was elected in to the Hall of Fame in 2016.