Charles Thomas "Tom" McMillen was born in Pennsylvania is a retired NBA player, Rhodes Scholar, and Democratic U.S. Congressman. McMillen was the number one high school basketball player in the U.S. coming out of Mansfield, Pennsylvania, and was the biggest recruiting catch early in fellow Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame member, Coach Lefty Driesell's career at the University of Maryland, beating out rival Coach Dean Smith of the University of North Carolina.
As a star player for Maryland, Tom was a three time All American, both as a player and academically. He was named MVP of the 1972 NIT Championship, which was won by the Terrapins. He was also a member of the 1972 Olympic Basketball team and was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.
McMillen has had an illustrious post basketball career as well. He was elected to the U.S. Congress as a Democrat to represent Maryland's 4th district, and served 1987–1993 as that district's representative. In 2011, he was appointed as Chairman of the inaugural Board of Directors of the President's Foundation on Sports, Physical Fitness, and Nutrition.