IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Players

Audie MatthewsName: Audie Matthews

Year Inducted: 1980

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago Heights) Bloom High School
The University of Illinois

 

Biography: Audie Matthews was one of the most highly recruited high school players in the country after completing three seasons as a star at (Chicago Heights) Bloom Township High School. As a prep player, Audie was an all-state player for his final two seasons. Moving on to The University of Illinois, Audie wound up his career by being named as the Illini MVP for his final two seasons. Since 1941, he was only the 7th player to achieve such a feat. Matthews averaged 12.1 ppg his senior year and had an 11 ppg average for his career. Matthews started 84 consecutive games for the Illini and ended his career 7th on the all-time scoring list with 1,210 points and 12th in rebounds with 489.

 

Jerry McGrealName: Jerry McGreal

Year Inducted: 1980

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Rantoul High School
Illinois State University

 

Biography:  Jerry McGreal was truly one of the players who helped Illinois State come of age in basketball. An All-State Player at Rantoul High School, Jerry was twice the most valuable player in the IIAC while at ISU. Three times he was named most valuable for the Redbirds. At the time of his graduation in 1968, he was the all-time leader in assists at ISU and its second leading scorer. That year McGreal was named to the AP first team small college All American Team. After college, Jerry became an attorney in Florida.

 

Dean HarrisName: Dean Harris

Year Inducted: 1980

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(East St. Louis) Lincoln High School
Kansas State University

 

Biography: Kansas State University and the world lost more than a basketball player when Dean Harris died of multiple injuries sustained in a tragic auto accident near East St. Louis on May 20, 1974. We lost a dedicated young man. Dean started receiving college offers as a sophomore at (East St. Louis) Lincoln High School. His father, Earl, had the foresight not to tell him yet. Earl was also his coach through his junior year. The 6’8” Harris moved to Edwardsville for his senior season when he averaged 17.8 ppg and 14.7 rpg. Dean went to Kansas State in the fall of 1973 on a basketball scholarship from veteran coach Jack Hartman. As an 18-year old freshman, Harris was a starter from the first game, lining up with four veterans, three of whom were multi-year starters. “Crowds loved Harris. He was a bundle of wiry energy bouncing around the court like a winter colt on spring’s first day,” stated a K-State program dedicated to Dean. Hartman said of him: “He gave every indication he was on the threshold of being one of the league’s future super stars. Many times, I remember he played like a senior. . . He was one of the finest men I had the privilege to coach. . .He scored high in the intangibles.”

 

Jodie Harrison1Name: Jodie Harrison

Year Inducted: 1980

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Streator High School
The University of Alabama
The University of Illinois

 

Biography:  Jodie Harrison made most all-state teams as a senior at Streator High School where he averaged 18 ppg. Jodie began his college career at Alabama before transferring to The University of Illinois. Under Coach Harv Schmidt (HOF Player inducted in 1973), Jodie started 48 consecutive games from 1967 to 1969 and averaged 13 ppg. He also set the field goal percentage mark for that era with the Illini. After college, Jodie moved into the education field as a teacher and coach in the Hinsdale area. After Hinsdale, Jodie was the athletic director at St. Charles East High School when he was tragically killed on May 28, 1991 at the age of 44 by a drunk driver.

Bob GuyName: Bob Guy

Year Inducted: 1980

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Beason Community High School
Lincoln College
Lakeland College

 

Biography:  Beason Community High School no longer exists, but memories of that tiny school’s greatest basketball player still linger in that Central Illinois community. Robert Guy was an all-conference player for three seasons at Beason scoring 2,149 points along the way for a 25.3 ppg average. As a sophomore Bob had high games of 50 and 57 points. As a senior he led the state in scoring with 981 points for a 33.8 ppg average. In 1963 he established a freshman scoring record a Lincoln College of 639 points (22.8 ppg).   Guy sandwiched his final two years of college basketball at Lakeland College in Wisconsin around two years of military duty. In 1966 he scored 693 points (23.8 ppg) and was named to the Wisconsin all state college team, a feat he duplicated in 1969. In that final year he was also named to a 12-man small college team which toured Czechoslovakia. His best effort as a collegian was 55 points in a game. Bob has been named to Lakeland’s Hall of Fame. At 5’10”, Bob had a college total of 2,506 points (23.3 ppg).