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Racine has had its share of athletic success at the professional level, with plenty of athletes from the major sports reaching the top.

Perhaps the most noteworthy athletes, however, have come in the realm of the roundball, the sport of basketball.

Two former stars of Marquette University men's basketball came from Racine: Jim Chones and Jim McIlvaine.

As the video from the Racine County Sports Hall of Fame shows above, Chones - named "The Original Aircraft Carrier" by Coach Al McGuire - was a powerhouse inside force for three of McGuire's teams at MU.

Given the blessing of his head coach, Chones went pro and starred with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He's now their TV color commentator, and his daughter Kareeda - who played at Marquette as well - is a vice president with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Two decades later, Jim McIlvaine took the same path from Racine St. Catherine's High School to Marquette, then to the NBA.

He was the center on Marquette's teams in the early 90's, including the 1994 team which took Marquette back to the Sweet 16 for the first time in more than a decade.

Watch his team's crowning performance - a 2nd round NCAA Tournament win over Kentucky in 1994. (Bonus: The call by "Uncle" Verne Lundquist.

McIlvaine starred with the Washington Bullets, Seattle Sonics and New Jersey Nets.

Racine's Caron Butler has won the ultimate prize in the NBA - a championship.

He took the hard road from troubled teenage years to the University of Connecticut, where he played for two years before entering the NBA Draft.

His 14-year career spanned nine teams, including the "hometown" Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks, with whom he won an NBA title in 2011.

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