Television advertisements for gubernatorial candidate Glen Youngkin may have elicited some curiosity among viewers who previously were unaware of his college basketball background.
It turns out that Youngkin scored 82 points in 58 games at Rice from 1985-89.
His son, Grant, played at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., before walking on at Rice, where he played in eight games over three years.
The most distinguished basketball player in the Youngkin clan is the late Carroll Youngkin, who died in 2019.
Carroll Youngkin, originally from Winston-Salem, N.C., was a key figure on the 1960 team, coached by Vic Bubas, that rewarded Duke with the 1960 ACC championship, its first ACC championship.
The elder Youngkin finished his career with 1,154 points in 81 games for Duke during a period when freshmen were ineligible.
Glen Youngkin came out of Norfolk Academy and was named first-team All-Tidewater on a squad in 1995 that included future North Carolina star and first-round NBA Draft pick J.R. Reid.
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Prior to its 80-77 overtime loss Tuesday night at Georgia Tech, Duke's 14-game winning streak over the Yellow Jackets was its longest active streak against any ACC team. None of the Blue Devils' eight losses this season have been by more than seven points.