Two on Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Louis Senior …a native of Mississippi…played in college at Langston University in Oklahoma. Cliff Cameron Pleasant Plains Guided Pleasant Plains to championships just two years apart…first squad in 2000 won every game by double digits but needed three overtimes in crucial semifinal against Riverton…2002 team won a nailbiter over Herrin in the championship game…still coaching at Plains after eight seasons…attended Virden High School…played basketball at Lincoln Land. Tom Michael Carlyle Tall center paced Carlyle's charge to the state title in 1989…was a one-man wrecking crew in the semifinal against Prairie Central, totaling 45 points, nine rebounds, and seven blocks in 67-62 win…followed up that evening with 28 more against Rock Island Alleman in 65-56 state championship triumph…totaled 121 for the tournament, averaging over 30 ppg…played college ball at University of Illinois. Pulaski coach Player on Canton's 1953 and longtime coach at Mt.
My glasses broke, I have a bruised nose and welt on my head from all the crowd surfers. Bob Zerrusen Teutopolis Backbone of Teutopolis' undefeated state champs in 1986…in four tournament games, six-foot-six center scored 81 points on 32 of 44 field goal shooting 73% , added 44 rebounds and 10 blocked shots…key player in 75-73 super-sectional win over Venice, tallying 25 points…scored 18 on 8-of-9 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in title game against Ohio. I definitely recommend checking out Like Pacific if you haven't already! Roger Powell Joliet Central Star of powerful Joliet Central squad that finished third in 1970…logged 90 points in four games, with a high of 26 in super-sectional victory over Maine South…tallied 25 points in semifinal loss to Lyons Twp…rebounded for 25 more in consolation match with Peoria Spalding…attended Illinois State University where he played basketball. Bogie Redmon Collinsville Six-foot-six star of Collinsville's 1961 state title team that rolled through the season undefeated. Walt Hoult Chrisman A sophomore on Chrisman's 1985 Class A runner-up, came back in 1987 to lead the Cardinals to a third-place finish in 1987…scored 35 and pulled down 23 rebounds in 1987 super-sectional win over Tri-City…finished tournament career with 119 points and 66 rebounds in eight games…third-place finisher in Class A high jump in 1986 and 1987…ran track and field at Millikin University. Pulaski's 1976 and 1977 squads that finished first and fourth respectively…as a sophomore in 1976, tallied 35 points in quarterfinal win over Eldorado amd 87 for the four-game tournament…reprised his performance in 1977 with 66 points…finished his tournament career with 179 points in nine games…continued career at Illinois Wesleyan University. The 100 Legends of March Madness are listed below along with a brief bio: Joe Allen Chicago Carver Muscular center on Carver's two state tournament squads…scored 51 points in the 1962 tournament, when Stephen Decatur upset Carver in the title game…came back with 67 in 1963 as Carver outlasted Centralia…notched 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the title game…made 50 of 85 field goals 59% in eight tournament games…played college ball at Bradley University.
That was only my second time at the Sounf Stage and State Champs killed it. Larry Graham Madison Second Class A coach to log two state championships, after Ron Felling…his 1977 squad ended years of frustration in Madison with a convincing win over Aurora Central Catholic in the title game…after a fourth-place finish in 1980, the 1981 squad turned the trick again with a win over Dunlap…coached his teams to a total of six state tournament appearances…native of Indiana. Jim Brewer Maywood Proviso East Big center was instrumental in Proviso East's first state title in 1969, scoring 56 points and grabbing 40 rebounds in the four-game title drive…in championship game against Peoria Spalding, scored 17 and pulled down nine rebounds…went to University of Minnesota to play college ball and played on the ill-fated 1972 Olympic team…then embarked on a nine-year pro career. I had such a rad time. Bill Schulz Hebron Big man on the tiny Hebron team 98 students that shocked the state by winning it all in 1952… never played basketball until Alden consolidated with Hebron when he started eighth grade…as a junior, scored 65 points in 4 games in the 1952 tournament, including 24 in overtime victory over Quincy in the title game… played college ball at Northwestern University. Vernon in title game…played at Indiana State and Indiana University before starring for the Harlem Globetrotters…died in 1991. Frank Williams Peoria Manual Star of two state champions, six-foot-four guard known for playmaking and quick hands on defense…was bit player as freshman on Manual's 1995 champs…in starting role in 1996, scored 16 points in title-game win over Thornton…laid 20 on Thornton in 1997 semifinal that propelled Manual into title game…finished tournament career in 1998 super-sectional loss to Quincy, having scored 135 points in 10 games…played in college at University of Illinois…enjoyed pro career for nearly a decade.
Mike Duff Eldorado High-scoring center put on a show at the 1977 tournament, logging 36, 37, 22, and 36 points for a total of 131 as Eldorado finished third…combined with his performance in six tournament games in 1975 and 1976, he finished with 252 points and 112 field goals, both Class A records for a tournament career…died in tragic plane crash of Evansville University basketball team in December, 1977. Has been a head coach at the University of Tennessee and the University of California. Jamie Brandon Chicago King Versatile guard-forward of the early King dynasty, played in 13 state tournament games and totaled 269 points, the all-time record…added 77 rebounds and 28 assists in Elite Eight competition…topped 30 points twice in King's run to third place in 1989…returned in 1990 to lead King to the state title, with games of 26-28-27-25 points…played college ball at Louisiana State University. Fred Miller Pekin After two super-sectional losses, made the most of his final appearance in 1967…came out blazing with 25 in win over Toluca and 30 in quarterfinal game against York…saved best for last with 36-point performance in championship win over Carbondale, making 16 of 20 shots from the field…16 baskets still a title-game record… finished tourney career with 147 points in six games…played college basketball at University of Illinois. Jerry Leggett Olympia Fields Rich Central , Quincy Sr. Louis Lincoln, and then Senior, to a total of 11 Sweet Sixteen appearances…brought Lincoln its first state title in 1982…then set new standard by winning three straight state championships in 1987, 1988, and 1989, the last a triple-overtime thriller…finished third in 1990 with Lincoln and 2000 with East St. Carter High School football team captured the attention of America on and off the field.
Don't sleep on these bands! Suddenly things took an turn for the worse. . Anne, a small town near Kankakee. Fans selected the first 82 Legends in an online election that ran from November through March. On a side note near the end of the set I stepped out the main floor after being a bit winded and went to the bar to get water, I rarely ever buy anything at venues because of the overpriced nature of all items, but I thought water would be a little more reasonable priced, maybe 2, 3 dollars still overpriced but reasonable instead it was 5 dollars for water, which I was taken a bit backed by, I payed it, because I really needed it, but next time I'm going to look for a fountain or something. They were so great but sad I only knew one song by them.
Joseph Longtime coach at St. That show was so rad. One of only two coaches to win four state titles Ron Felling being the other …guided first East St. Dick Van Scyoc Washington, Peoria Manual Winningest boys coach in Illinois history 826 , exceeded Arthur Trout's record in his final season…also won his first state title in final game as a coach, downing Carbondale in 1994 title game…previously directed Manual to second place finish in 1991, third in 1986 and 1988, and a fourth in 1972, with his eventual successor Wayne McClain as a player…native of Eureka…attended Illinois Wesleyan and University of Illinois. Brian Vance Rock Falls Five-foot-eleven guard led Rock Falls to its state title in most dramatic fashion, sinking a last-second three-pointer to seal 45-43 win over Waterloo Gibault in the 1999 Class A finals…in five tournament games, scored 111 points and hauled in 31 rebounds…high game in that run was his first, 29 points in a loss to Farmington in the 1998 super-sectional. Gary Tidwell Pana, Fairbury Prairie Central Rare two-school player who followed his step-father and coach, Charlie Strasburger, between head coaching posts…as a sophomore in 1988, played for Pana and tallied 52 points in state-title drive…moving to Prairie Central in 1989, he added 69 points as team finished third…then as senior, added 86 more as Prairie Central finished second after overtime loss to Wesclin…finished with 207 career points, tied for fifth on all-time list…played ball in college at Olivet Nazarene University.
Louis Lincoln …held on to win nailbiting back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004 at Carver Arena in Peoria…attended Danvers and East Peoria High Schools…played college ball at Bradley University. Marcus Liberty Chicago King Key cog in King's 1986 state championship squad, scoring 64 points…had to take matters into his own hands the next year, putting up games of 41, 23, 38, and 41 points in the state tournament stretch, but…it wasn't enough, as East St. Mel to a third-place finish in 1984 and the Class A state title in 1985…scored 165 points and grabbed 94 rebounds in 11 career state tournament games over four seasons…blocked 19 shots in three Elite Eight games in 1984, including eight against Lena-Winslow in the third place game…starred for the University of Illinois. Tom Kleinschmidt Chicago Gordon Tech Brawny forward put up big numbers in two state tournament appearances…after super-sectional loss in 1989, led Gordon Tech to the championship game in 1990, falling to King in title game…scored 34 points in 82-80 super-sectional win over Blue Island Eisenhower and 38 in semifinal win over Quincy to put Gordon into title contest…totaled 148 points in just five games…went to DePaul University for college career. Teresa, and cleaned up with 27 against Pinckneyville and 25 in the final game against Peoria, setting a new one-tournament standard, since broken…played college ball for the University of Illinois.
Jerry Kuemmerle Danville Schlarman Shortest tournament career of any Legend player just two games , but he made the most of it…scored 27 points in 1958 super-sectional win over Arcola to set up quarterfinal match-up at Huff Gym with high-scoring Rock Falls…scored 49 points in that battle, a tournament record that lasted until 1984… he sank 17 of 29 field goal attempts and 15 of 17 from the line, but it was not enough as Rock Falls prevailed 101-76…played college ball at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. One of the three great coaches of the early years, he followed Arthur Trout into the three-time-winner club…Decatur won it all in 1931, again in 1936, and one more time in 1945…among a total of 11 state tournament appearances, he added a second-place finish in 1937 and a fourth in 1951…was in his 32nd year as head coach in 1960 when he collapsed and died at halftime of a game at Decatur MacArthur. Paxton Lumpkin Chicago DuSable Exciting guard on DuSable's famous team, scored 29 in his Huff Gym debut in 1953 loss to eventual champion Lyons Twp…returned next season with hot shooting, dribbling and passing in determined march to championship game…31 in semifinal over Edwardsville his tournament high, on 13-for 27 shooting…scored 13 in loss to Mt. Mel in 1983 quarterfinals, including all 23 of Lawrenceville's points in the second half. Johnny Orr Taylorville Hot-shooting forward on Taylorville's legendary 1944 team, first to finish the season undefeated…scored 64 points in 4 tournament games including 17 in title match-up against Elgin…played college ball at University of Illinois and, after a stint in the Navy, at Beloit College…after one season of pro ball, began coaching career at Milton, Wis…later coached at University of Massachusetts, University of Michigan, and Iowa State University. Sergio McClain Peoria Manual One of only two players with teammate Marcus Griffin to play in maximum 16 state tournament games and win every single one, from 1994 to 1997…the last three championships won with father Wayne McClain as coach…scored 201 points, recorded 89 rebounds in 16 games, good for eighth place on the all-time scoring list…played college basketball at University of Illinois.
Led Champaign High to seven state tournament appearances in nine years from 1939 to 1947…captured fourth place in 1940 and 1944 before starting three years of amazing runs to the championship game…Champaign finished second in 1945, first in 1946, and second in 1947…left high school ranks to take over head coaching reins at University of Illinois from Doug Mills. Shawn Jeppson Spring Valley Hall Only player to score 50 points in a state championship game, he did it with 51 in losing, overtime effort against Warsaw in 1997…scored 116 points in 1997 tournament and returned Hall to the title game in 1998 against Nauvoo-Colusa…freak injury hampered his performance in championship game as Hall was runner-up for second straight year…totaled 182 points and 43 rebounds in 8 tournament games…played college ball at Illinois State University. I had the best time. Marty Simmons Lawrenceville Star of Lawrenceville's two undefeated state champions in 1982 and 1983…highest-scoring of many Lawrenceville shooters, with 245 points scored in a total of 10 state tournament games…also pulled down Class A record 136 rebounds…scored incredible 43 points in 56-54 win over Providence-St. But i was raight there in front of Derek Discanio and that was the coolest thing. Gordon Kerkman Aurora West Veteran coach has brought West Aurora to the state tournament 10 times, winning five trophies…broke City of Aurora's long championship drought with an upset win over Westinghouse in 2000…West also finished second in 1997, losing memorable title contest to Peoria Manual…added third-place trophies in 1980, 1984, and 2004…native of Iowa…played basketball and baseball at Coe College. Gary Edwards, a star defensive back and tailback, was at the center of it all including his infamous grade controversy.