Bobby Ray Bridgeman
Michael Glenn Hawkins
John Gerald Kennedy
Robert “Bob” David Kleinknecht
Brian David Porzio
Clyde Wylie Wrenn

Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall Of Fame


John Gerald Kennedy

  • Graduated from Wilson High School in 1981
  • Graduated from Catawba in 1986 with a B. S. in Psychology
  • In High School-Basketball: Team Freshmen of the Year Team MVP Sophomore and Junior Years All City As Junior and Senior 6 AAA All Conference as a Junior and Senior 6 AAA All Conference Tournament Team as a Senior All State as a Senior McDonald’s All American as a Senior Palmetto Scouting Service Honorable Mention All State as a Senior South All Star selection for the North/South All Star Basketball Game as a Senior
  • In College: Attended Junior College at College of Southern Idaho in 1981-1983 MVP as a Freshmen and a Sophomore NJCAA Region XVIII All Region First Team in 1982-1983 All American as a Freshmen and Sophomore Transferred to Virginia Tech as a Junior and Senior Junior team was ranked as high as 11th and Senior team as high as 3rd In college career, he scored more than 1800 points, had over 300 assists and 500 rebounds
  • Professional Career: Played professional basketball in Ireland for 12 years from 1986 – 1998 Was MVP with Roadspeed team Won 2 Cup Championships/ 3 League Championships/ 2 Final Fours Averaged 35 points per game Still holds longest shot made in European League at 78 feet with one second left on clock to win Championship Currently retired from playing: Coaches Boy’s and Men’s Basketball in Ireland
  • In 1989 he served on the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and The Palmetto State Games Board of Directors
  • Voted Best All Round Male at Wilson High School as a Senior