South Carolina's Mt. Rushmore of Sports

Updated: February 2, 2009, 6:20 PM ET
ESPN

ESPN reviewed the submissions and discussions on your state/region's conversation page. The four figures on South Carolina's Sports Rushmore are below:

Joe Frazier (Beaufort) - An Olympic gold medalist, Frazier was the World Heavyweight boxing champion.

Kevin Garnett (Mauldin) - The 11-time NBA All-Star won the 2008 NBA title with Boston and was the 2004 NBA MVP and 2008 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (Pickens County) - The legendary Shoeless Joe finished his career with a .356 batting average (3rd all-time) in 13 MLB seasons and hit .408 in 1911.

John McKissick (Summerville High) - The 82-year old Summerville High School football coach, for the past 57 years, has more coaching wins than anyone in football at any level (pro, college, high school).

Other standouts (even more nominees in conversation)

Harry Carson (Florence, South Carolina State) - 2-time MEAC MVP at SCST, 9 Pro Bowls, Super Bowl champion, member of Pro Football HOF

Alex English (Columbia, South Carolina Gamecocks) - 2nd in Gamecocks history in scoring, NBA's leading scorer of 1980's, member of Basketball HOF

Frank Howard (Clemson Tigers) - Winningest coach in Clemson history, 8 conference championships

Jack Leggett (Clemson Tigers) - Led Clemson baseball to 5 CWS appearances, 14 NCAA tournament appearances

Frank McGuire (South Carolina Gamecocks) - Coach of South Carolina men's basketball from 1964-80, 6 straight 20-win seasons

David Pearson (Spartanburg) - Won 105 career NASCAR Cup races (2nd most all-time), 3 Winston Cup titles in 27-year career

Betsy Rawls (Spartanburg) - Won 55 LPGA events, 8 majors from 1951 to 1975

Jim Rice (Anderson) - 1978 AL MVP, 8-time All-Star and Baseball Hall of Famer

Sterling Sharpe (South Carolina Gamecocks) - South Carolina all-time leading receiver, 2-time All-American in 1986 and 1987

Art Shell (Charleston) - 8-time Pro Bowler, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame

Cale Yarborough (Timmonsville) - One of 2 drivers in NASCAR history to win 3 straight Cup titles, 83 career wins

Other potential nominees: Doc Blanchard (Bishopville), Beth Daniel (Charleston), Larry Doby (Camden), Marty Marion (Richburg)