Liberty County African American Hometown Superstars
Liberty County is known for many things, such as producing professional athletes. We like to call them our “hometown superstars.” The whole community rallies behind these amazing athletes that are Liberty County born and raised! Celebrating Black History Month we are proud to recognize these African American Hometown Superstars who have each gone on to do great things! They make us incredibly proud to call them our own!
Photo by @DelishaMJones on Instagram
DeLisha Milton-Jones is from Riceboro, she started her basketball career at Bradwell Institute. After graduating she went on to play college basketball at the University of Florida. During her time there she was a first-team All American and was awarded SEC Player of the Year. She went on to play for 17 years in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She won 2 championships and two Olympic Gold medals in that time! After retiring from the WNBA she became the head coach of women’s basketball at Old Dominion University in 2020. We’re #LibertyCountyProud of DeLisha for being named as a 2022 inductee to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame!
Photo by @lileasy_2 on Instagram
Richard LeCounte III
Richard LeCounte III is another Liberty County African American Hometown Superstar from Riceboro. He attended Liberty County High School and went on to play college football for the University of Georgia (go dawgs!). While at UGA, he appeared in 10 games and played in 44 games total. In 2021, he entered the National Football League draft and was chosen by the Cleveland Browns. He now plays for the Los Angeles Rams! We can’t wait to see all that he does in the NFL! Whether you’re a Rams fan or not, next time y’all see one of their games on be sure to show some local support to LeCounte!
Photo by Davion Mitchell on Instagram
Davion Mitchell is a standout basketball player from Hinesville, where he went to Liberty County High School. He attended Auburn University for his freshman season before transferring to Baylor University where he would play for the rest of his college career. Mitchell was the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year, All-American and a two-time All-Big 12 honoree! He was a standout player in his time at Baylor, and this allowed him to enter the National Basketball Association draft in 2021, where he was a ninth overall pick! He now plays for the Sacramento Kings. If you happen to catch a game be sure to holler along with the rest of us!
Photos by New England Patriots
Two other Liberty County African American hometown superstars are Raekwon McMillan and Kevin Harris, both who play for the New England Patriots. They scored their first NFL touchdowns in December 2022 in a win against the Cardinals! McMillan graduated from Liberty County High School and later played college football at Ohio State. He went on to join the Miami Dolphins before switching teams and ending up with the Patriots. Harris attended Bradwell Institute and played college ball for South Carolina State University. He was drafted by the Patriots in October of 2022!
If you’re a sports fan, be sure to catch a game one day soon. All of these superstars love to visit their hometown, several of them host summer camps for youth to learn from the best! Be sure to keep track of our events calendar on our website to see when the next one might be! As always we’re #LibertyCountyProud of our hometown superstars!