Honors for a Former CMA Athlete- Larry Blair
By: Casey Robinson on Oct 14, 2020 | Categories: General, Athletics
This past Friday, October 9, 2020, former cadet Larry Blair, who was a guard on CMA’s 2003 basketball team with an earned nickname of “Camden Military’s Secret Weapon” as mentioned in a Kershaw County news article, was inducted into the Liberty University’s Athletic Hall Of Fame. On May 1, Liberty Athletics announced the 2020 Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees. The six-member class is the 12th to be inducted into the Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame.
Larry Blair remains one of the most prolific all-time scorers in program history and ranks second only to Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame inaugural class member Karl Hess. Blair finished his college career with 2,211 career points scored. Blair was named the 2004 Big South Freshman of the Year. He led the Flames in scoring during the 2004 Big South Men's Basketball Championship title game with 29 points, and led Liberty to an NCAA Tournament berth for the second time in school history. The native of Charlotte, N.C. is the only player in Liberty University history to earn All-Big South honors all four years of his playing career (2004 – second team; 2005-06-07 – first team).
After graduating from Liberty, he went on to play 11 seasons of professional basketball in Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, Lebanon, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Blair will always be a part of CMA history. As the former athletic director and current headmaster of Camden Military Academy, Col. Eric Boland states, “Larry is one of those guys that you dream about coaching. He was and is a very special young man both on and off of the court.”
---Cadet Maddox Brown
(Larry Blair wore number #23 at CMA. The picture is one of his many dunks!)