IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Players

Aminata YanniName: Aminata Yanni

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Machesney Park) Harlem High School
The University of Illinois
WNBA:  New York Liberty

 

Biography:  Aminata played at (Machesney Park) Harlem High School where she set the NIC-10 conference scoring record of 47 points in a single game.  She was a 4-time MVP of the Northern Illinois Conference.  She led Harlem to 2 conference titles, 2 IHSA Regional championships and 1 IHSA Sweet 16 appearance.  Aminata helped the USA Women's Junior National Team win the gold medal in Argentina.  She was chose as a McDonald's All-American before moving to Champaign and playing for the University of Illinois.   Aminata played professionally in Switzerland, France, and Belgium.  She also played for the New York Liberty of the WNBA.

 

Milton WileyName: Milton Wiley

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Belleville) West High School
Michigan State University
St. Louis University

 

Biography:  Milton scored 1,726 career points and had 419 career assists for Belleville West High School from 1971-75.  During his senior season, he averaged 24.4 ppg.  The season included a 40-point game against Edwardsville High School.  Mileon made the Centralia Holiday Tournament All-tournament team 3 times.  He shot 49 % as a junior and senior.  Milton went on to play at Michigan State University before transferring to St. Louis University to complete his career.  Sadly, Milton passed away at the young age of 36 on May 31, 1993.

 

Diana VinesName: Diana Vines

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) South Shore High School
DePaul University

 

Biography:  Diana played her prep ball at (Chicago) South Shore High School where she averaged 28 ppg.  She went on to play at DePaul University where she scored 2, 504 career points to set the school scoring record--men or women.  At the time of her graduation, Diana was the #2 player in career scoring average at 20.7 ppg and #2 in rebound average at10.5 rpg.  She set the school record for career steals (359).  She was the Women's Basketball Association MVP in 1996.  Diana was inducted into the DePaul University Hall of Fame in 2005.

 

Susan WildemanName: Susan (Wellman) Wideman

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Quincy) Notre Dame High School
Illinois State University

 

Biography:  Susan played on (Quincy) Notre Dame High School teams that finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the IHSA Class A State Tournaments.  She ended her QND career in 1984 with 1,458 career points and 837 career rebounds.  Susan was selected to the Champaign News-Gazette All-State team.  She moved on to play at Illinois State University and scored 1,137 career points for the Redbirds.  Susan was the Gateway Conference Player of the Year in 1988.  She is a member of the ISU Hall of Fame.

 

Bryan WilliamsName: Bryan Williams

Year Inducted: 1980

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Danville) Schlarman High School
Xavier University

 

Biography:  In 1961, Bryan Williams hit a 64-foot, last-second shot to give (Danville) Schlarman High School a 76-75 win over Clinton High School in the Decatur IHSA Super-sectional game. That shot capped a rally which saw Paul Shebby’s Toppers wipe out a 14-point deficit in the final 6:36. Williams was 18 of 30 from the field that night. His 64 foot shot beat the state tournament mark by one. That had been set by Schlarman’s Jerry Kummerle in 1958 in a quarter finals game in Champaign’s old Huff Gym. The ambidextrous Bryan had 56 points against Salem in the Centralia Holiday Tournament to set the Schlarman school record. He was an all-state player and an all-American selection in 1961. His senior year saw him average 26.8 ppg. After high school, he went on to Xavier University where he posted a 19.0 ppg average. He also set the Xavier record for most assists.