Alex English Celebrity Golf Tournament presented by Precision Genetics: Cobblestone Park Golf Club   |   Monday November 14, 2022

Celebrity Guests


Alex English was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina; where he also played college basketball at the University of South Carolina. His professional career began when he was drafted in 1976 by the Milwaukee Bucks, but he is best known for his time with the Denver Nuggets where he played for more than 10 seasons. When he left the Nuggets, he held nearly every team record including most career points (21,645), assists (3,679), games (837), and minutes (29,893) in a Nuggets uniform. He is among the top scorers in NBA history, with 25,613 points and is an eight-time NBA All-Star. To describe his professional basketball career as elite would be an understatement.

Since retiring as a player, Alex has remained involved with the NBA, serving as a coach in the Development League (now known as the G League) and in the NBA. He was the first director of player programs for the National Basketball Players Association and has traveled around the globe as an ambassador for sports for the U.S. Department of State. He now serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, the University of South Carolina, and is on the national board for Family Promise. This is his second year hosting this tournament to raise funds for Family Promise of the Midlands.

Corey Miller, aka the Pastor of Pain, was a linebacker with the NY Giants for six seasons following the 1991 NFL draft. Originally from Pageland, SC; he played collegiate football for the Gamecocks and has been inducted into the SC Football Hall of Fame. He remains an active presence in the Midlands community.

Artis Gilmore started his illustrious career in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls, after spending several seasons in the ABA playing for the Kentucky Colonels. Artis was a dominant player who earned ABA Rookie of the Year and the Most Valuable Player Award during the 1971-1972 seasons. He won countless awards during his professional career that led to his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.

Donnie Shell played football at SC State University before an NFL career that included 14 seasons with four Super Bowl rings as a Pittsburgh Steeler. Among his many accolades, he was a five-time Pro Bowler, a 4-time All Pro selection, and the 1980 Steelers team MVP. Shell was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2020 following his unbelievable career as a strong safety.

Jeff Crittendon is a two-time World Long Drive Masters Division Champion, with a remarkable talent for strength and distance in golf. After college, he played professionally and won several mini-tours before teaching golf alongside some of the most prestigious names in golf instruction. At the 2022 AE Golf Tournament, Jeff will be on hand to take a few shots for foursomes, cutting precious yards off a Par 5 hole... for a price of course! This is a charity fundraiser, after all.

Lafayette "Fat" Lever was a first-round pick, selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1982 draft. He is considered one of the NBA's best point guards in the 1980s, playing for 6 seasons with the Denver Nuggets. He is a two-time NBA All-Star who is 11th on the all-time list of most triple-doubles in the regular season and his #12 jersey has been retired by the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Denver Nuggets.

Ralph Sampson is a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall-of-Famer, inducted in 2011. At 7'4" tall, he was a three-time college national player of the year, was the first overall pick in the 1983 draft, spending four years with the Houston Rockets before continuing his career with the Warriors. He is a four-time NBA All-Star who is regarded as one of the greatest players in ACC history, due to his exceptional play while at the University of Virginia.

TR Dunn began his 14-year NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers before spending eight years with the Denver Nuggets. After retiring as a player, he was an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets, head coach with the WNBA's Charlotte Sting, before ultimately finishing his coaching career with the Houston Rockets in 2016. Sterling Sharpe was a record-setting wide receiver at the University of South Carolina before being selected as the 7th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 1988 NFL draft. He is one of only 4 players in modern history to win the "Triple Crown" at the receiver position; leading the NFL in receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and receptions. He was invited to the Pro Bowl five times during his abbreviated professional career.
Ed "Too Tall" Jones played 15 seasons in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys, earning Pro Bowl honors in 1981-1983. His success as a defensive end led the league to tracking batted down passes as an official statistic. During his pro career, he was part of three NFC championship teams and was the Super Bowl XII champion.  Harold "Break Your Legs" Pressley played college basketball at Villanova University, including playing with the 1985 National Championship and being named 1986 Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Harold was drafted in the 1st round by the Sacramento Kings, where he played for four years. He finished his professional career in Spain with his time abroad taking him to the 1992 Euroleague final.
Harold Green is a retired NFL running back who played most of his nine-year professional career with the Cincinnati Bengals, including a Pro Bowl appearance in 1992. During his time with the USC Gamecocks, he rushed for 2617 yards and scored 26 touchdowns in three seasons. Coach Curtis Frye has built an elite track and field program at the University of South Carolina, where he in his 26th year as head coach. During his tenure he has coached dozens of NCAA and SEC champions and 28 Olympians. He served as an assistant coach with the U.S. women's track and field team during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Kip Bouknight is a born-and-bred Columbia native who turned heads during his high school career at Brookland-Cayce, being named an All-Star and throwing a no-hitter in a playoff game his senior year. He went on to be a four-year starting pitcher at USC, setting school and SEC records, graduating with a 45-12 career record; playing professionally until 2008. George Rogers is a football legend in South Carolina and beyond, winning the Heisman trophy after rushing for 1781 yards in his senior season as a Gamecock. He was the first overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, starting his career with the New Orleans Saints. His football career is marked with honors including a Super Bowl championship in 1987, induction into five Halls of Fame, and the statue that stands outside proudly outside Williams-Brice Stadium.
Angelo King was a four-year starting linebacker at South Carolina State University, where he was a member of the 1977 Puttsburgh Courier National Black Championship Team. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 1981 before eventually playing for the Detroit Lions. In 2007, Angelo was named to the SC State Centennial Football Team. Johnny Davis had a professional career with the NBA that spanned across 5 decades. He was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers, where he won an NBA championship in his rookie season (1976-1977). He played for ten seasons before eventually being hired as a coach with the Atlanta Hawks in 1990 and making his way around the league until retiring from the LA Lakers in 2014.


























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