100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) celebrated 100 years of the IHSA State Tournament in the 2006-07 season. A list of "100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament" was assembled.[1] Throughout the state, 281 individuals were nominated and were chosen by geographic region and tournament era.[2] The team of 100 Legends were selected by fans throughout the state with online voting.[3] Several of the living members of that team made appearances at select games across the state, and signed a "Ball of Fame"[4] which was subsequently raffled off at the state tournament.[5] The proceeds from the Ball of Fame raffle went to the Illinois School Activities Foundation, which annually awards scholarships to high school students from member schools. Commemorative books and videos were available.[6][7]

The following list contains the 100 members, their school, community and whether they were a player or coach.

Legends[edit]

Name High School City Player/Coach
Joe Allen Carver High School Chicago Player
Jeff Baker Maine South High School Park Ridge Player
Kenny Battle Aurora West High School Aurora Player
Boyd Batts Thornridge High School Dolton Player
Ted Beach Champaign High School Champaign Player
Dusty Bensko Pleasant Plains High School Pleasant Plains Player
Brad Bickett[8] Ohio High School
Bureau Valley High School
Ohio
Manlius
Player
Coach
Don Blanken Dundee High School Dundee Player
Lou Boudreau Thornton Township High School Harvey Player
Jamie Brandon King High School Chicago Player
Jim Brewer Proviso East High School Maywood Player
Bruce Brothers Quincy High School Quincy Player
Charlie Brown DuSable High School Chicago Player
Quinn Buckner Thornridge High School Dolton Player
Chuck Buescher Peoria High School Peoria Coach
Jack Burmaster Elgin High School
Evanston Township High School
Elgin
Evanston
Player
Coach
Ed Butkovich Canton High School
Mt. Pulaski High School
Canton
Mt. Pulaski
Player
Coach
Ted Caiazza Lyons Township High School LaGrange Player
Andy Calmes Warrensburg-Latham High School Warrensburg Player
Cliff Cameron Pleasant Plains High School Pleasant Plains Coach
Francis Clements[9] Ottawa Township High School Ottawa Player
Jeff Clements Mt. Pulaski High School Mt. Pulaski Player
Harry Combes Champaign High School Champaign Player
Lynch Conway Peoria High School Peoria Player
Dick Corn Benton High School
Pinckneyville High School
Benton
Pinckneyville
Player
Coach
Landon "Sonny" Cox King High School Chicago Coach
Bruce Douglas Quincy High School Quincy Player
Walter Downing Providence Catholic High School New Lenox Player
Mike Duff Eldorado High School Eldorado Player
Dwight "Dike" Eddleman Centralia High School Centralia Player
LaPhonso Ellis Lincoln High School East St. Louis Player
Melvin Ely Thornton Township High School Harvey Player
Ernie Eveland Waterman High School
Paris High School
Waterman
Paris
Player
Ron Felling[10] Lawrenceville High School Lawrenceville Coach
Michael Finley Proviso East High School Maywood Player
Virgil Fletcher[11] Collinsville High School Collinsville Coach
Jim Flynn Illinois High School Association Bloomington Administrator
Larry Graham Madison High School Madison Player
Bob Grant Pekin High School Pekin Player
Lowell Hamilton Providence St. Mel High School Chicago Player
Dawson "Dawdy" Hawkins Peoria High School
Pekin High School
Peoria
Pekin
Coach
Bill Heisler[12][13] Warsaw High School Warsaw Player
Max Hooper Mt. Vernon High School Mt. Vernon Player
Walt Hoult Chrisman High School Chrisman Player
Cal Hubbard University High School Normal Player
Shawn Jeppson[14] Hall High School Spring Valley Player
Dave Johnson[15] ROVA High School Oneida Player
Paul Judson Hebron High School Pekin Player
Phil Judson Hebron High School Hebron Player
Gordon Kerkman Aurora West High School Aurora Coach
Gay Kintner Decatur High School Decatur Coach
Tom Kleinschmidt Gordon Tech High School Chicago Player
Jerry Kuemmerle Schlarman High School Danville Player
C.J. Kupec Oak Lawn Community High School Oak Lawn Player
Jerry Leggett Rich Central High School
Quincy High School
Olympia Fields
Quincy
Coach
Bennie Lewis Lincoln High School
Senior High School
East St. Louis Coach
Marcus Liberty King High School Chicago Player
Richard Liitt Rock Island High School Rock Island Player
Jack Lipe Decatur High School
Thornton High School
Decatur
Harvey
Player
Coach
Shaun Livingston Peoria High School Peoria Player
Paxton Lumpkin DuSable High School Chicago Player
Cuonzo Martin Lincoln High School East St. Louis Player
Sergio McClain Manual High School Peoria Player
Wayne McClain Manual High School Peoria Coach
John McDougal Salem High School
Lutheran High School
Salem
Rockford
Player
Coach
Tom Michael Carlyle High School Carlyle Player
Fred Miller Pekin High School Pekin Player
Doug Mills Elgin High School
Joliet Township High School
Elgin
Joliet
Player
Coach
Dale Minick Decatur High School Decatur Player
Johnny Orr Taylorville High School Taylorville Player
Mark Pancratz Schaumburg High School Schaumburg Player
Mark Peterman Canton High School
Springfield High School
Canton
Springfield
Coach
Andy Phillip Granite City High School Granite City Player
Gene Pingtore St. Joseph High School Westchester Coach
Roger Powell Joliet Central High School Joliet Player
Bogie Redmon[16] Collinsville High School Collinsville Player
Quentin Richardson Young High School Chicago Player
Dave Robisch Springfield High School Springfield Player
Chuck Rolinski[17] Toluca High School Toluca Player
Cazzie Russell Carver High School Chicago Player
Herb Scheffler Springfield High School Springfield Coach
Jon Scheyer Glenbrook North High School Northbrook Player
Bill Schulz Hebron High School Hebron Player
Jay Shidler[18] Lawrenceville High School Lawrenceville Player
Jack Sikma St. Anne High School St. Anne Player
Marty Simmons[19] Lawrenceville High School Lawrenceville Player
Dolph Stanley Equality High School
Mt. Pulaski High School
Taylorville High School
Auburn High School
Boylan Catholic High School
Keith High School
Equality
Mt. Pulaski
Taylorville
Rockford
Rockford
Rockford
Coach
Landon Swanson Watseka High School Watseka Player
John Thiel Galesburg High School Galesburg Player
Isiah Thomas St. Joseph High School Westchester Player
Merrill "Duster" Thomas Pinckneyville High School Pinckneyville Player
Gary Tidwell Pana High School
Prairie Central High School
Pana
Fairbury
Coach
Arthur Trout Centralia High School Centralia Coach
Dick Van Scyoc[20] Washington High School
Manual High School
Washington
Peoria
Coach
Bob Van Vooren Moline High School Moline Player
Brian Vance Rock Falls High School Rock Falls Player
John Wessels West High School Rockford Player
Frank Williams[21] Manual High School Peoria Player
George Wilson Marshall High School Chicago Player
Bob Zerrusen Teutopolis High School Teutopolis Player

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