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Rayfield Ragland 

He was one of the best athletes to star at Coffee High School. earning all-state honors in football, basketball, baseball, and track.  He had opportunities to pursue careers in football, basketball, and baseball, but ultimately chose basketball where he recently ended his career at age 35.  At Coffee, he was known as the State's top pass/rush quatcrback and signed a scholarship at Auburn. In basketball, he was a second team high school All-American after becoming Coffee's all-time leading scorer. In baseball, he's Coffee's all-time leading homerun hitter and was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 12th round. He opted to attend Chipola Junior College in Florida instead, where he became the Panhandle Conference Player of the Year in both seasons as well as a JUCO All-American during his second season. He was drafted again by the Blue Jays in 1991 and the Minnesota Twins in 1992, but tumed them both down to accept a basketball scholarship with Clemson. He became the ACC Newcomer of the Year in 93-94, averaged 16 points and four rebounds a game. The next year he was voted the league's Sixth Man of the Year by averaging 14 points and eight rebounds. He scored 21 sceond-half points to help Clemson defeat top-ranked Duke on the road. He tore an ACL during the Atlanta Hawks' free agent camp in 1995 and joined the International Basketball Association for the 1997-98 season, where he averaged 17 points and six rebounds.  After another IBA season, he went to France where he averaged 24 points and six rebounds for Lyon Cro. His best pro season was the 2000-2001 year with Champagne Sport where he finished in the top 3 in scoring(32), rebounds( 12) and assists(4).  He was the league's player of the year. He continued to excel until another knee injury forced him to give up basketball during the 06-07 season.