Theopolis Lloyd played at UMES as a 6'7 forward from 1953-56

Jan. 6, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore athletic program is pleased to announce that its ninth featured Hall of Fame member to be spotlighted in 50 Shades of Maroon and Gray is Theopolis "Sonny" Lloyd. The spotlight on Lloyd continues UMES' countdown to the 2014 Hall of Fame induction on Feb. 14. He is the ninth of 50 Hall of Fame members to be highlighted in this segment.

Lloyd was inducted into the UMES Hall of Fame in 1977. He played four years of basketball as a forward for the Hawks from 1953-56. The 6'7 big man led Maryland State to its first ever Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship in 1956 after he scored 91 points across three games to set a new tournament record. While at MSC, he worked to attain a degree in history and government.

As a senior, Lloyd averaged 23.2 points-per-game. His 1956 team went undefeated and he was an All-CIAA player for two seasons. Courtesy of his accomplishments, Sonny was named to the 100 Greatest Athletes in CIAA History. He was the No. 18 overall player on the list and had the highest placing of anyone from the state of Maryland. The list of accomplishments does not end there as Lloyd was named to the 25th Anniversary CIAA team in 2012.

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