Charles Rayne

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One of the top basketball players in the state’s history, Charles Rayne led Indian River High School to two state basketball
championships and anchored Temple University’s frontcourt for four years. The Selbyville native was named first-team All-Atlantic 10 and was drafted in the sixth round by the National Basketball
Association’s Phoenix Suns in 1985. At Temple, he contributed all four years for strong teams, three of them under Hall of Fame head coach John Chaney. Charles averaged 10.6 points over 107 career
games, finishing with 1,131 points while ranking ninth in Temple history in field goal percentage (.514) and 11th in rebounds (632). As a senior, he averaged 12.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game
while leading the Owls to a 25-6 record and an NCAA Tournament second round appearance. A year earlier, he led the 26-5 Owls to another NCAA second round berth while averaging 8.8 points and 5.5
rebounds per game. Coach Chaney often assigned him to cover the strongest opposing frontcourt player, including college standouts and future NBA players such as Ed Pinckney, Sam Perkins, and Dell
Curry.  A four-year starter at Indian River, he helped his team to the state title game as a freshman in 1978 and earned second-team All-State honors in 1979 and first-team All-State recognition
in 1980 and 1981. He was the first Delaware player to be named a top 10 player three times. In 1980, he played through pain with limited mobility from a late-season injury to lead the Indians’ rout
of favored Concord in the semifinals and a one-point championship game victory. After most of his teammates graduated, he led the Indians to a repeat title in 1981.




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