Chris Raven - Inductee - 2009

As a high school basketball player, Chris Raven scored 1,066 points. When he graduated in 1975, that was second only to Mike Hankwitz at Mason County Central. As a junior, the 6-foot, 3-inch Raven averaged 18.3 points per game. A two-time All-West Michigan Conference selection in basketball, he was also a first-team Class C all-stater as a senior, scoring 559 points when he averaged a school-record 26.6 points per game. A deadly perimeter shooter, his single-game high was 57 points which set a school record and was the most by any prep player in Michigan during the 1974-75 season. He attended Grand Valley State College where he was a starter on some of that school's best basketball teams. The Lakers won three league Great Lakes championships and qualified for the NAIA National Tournamnet twice. In Raven's sophomore year, he averaged 11.5 points a game and the Lakers were 30-4 and reached the NAIA Final Four. His senior year, he averaged a team-high 16.7 points a game, and made .895 percent of his free throws, which was a school single-season record. The team was 25-5 and Raven was a second-team NAIA All-American. He finished his college career with 1,268 career points and at that time he graduated, his 146 career steals was also a school record. After college, Raven played professionally in Argentina.