IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Players

Jim WismanName: Jim Wisman

Year Inducted: 1981

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Quincy High School
Indiana University

 

Biography:  Quincy High School compiled a 76-15 record in three seasons with Wisman as the playmaker. The Blue Devils made state tourney appearances in 1972 (2nd place) and in 1974. Wisman averaged (in successive years), 10.5, 16.8 and 23.7 ppg. At the time of his graduation in 1974, Wisman held the consecutive games started record of 91 for the Blue Devils, most career points (2,556), most field goals in career (621) and in-game (21), and most assists in career (673) and season (258). Wisman was named to all-tourney teams at Quincy and Pekin and was also selected to several all-state teams. He played in the McDonald Classic and Derby Classic in 1974. A four-year letterman at Indiana, Wisman started in 1976-77 and 1977-78. As a sophomore, he played on the Hoosier’s undefeated NCAA champions.

 

Kelvyn SmallName: Kelvyn Small

Year Inducted: 1981

Category: Coaches

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

 

Biography:  Kelvyn Small led (Chicago Heights) Bloom HS to a second-place finish in the 1975 Class AA IHSA State Tournament. Small’s last second shot, his 30th and 31st points of the game, defeated Proviso East in the state quarterfinal game. In the state semi-final game, against East St. Louis HS, Small scored 29 points. Kelvyn was the dominant player of the tourney. Small was the most valuable player of the North squad in the first IBCA All-Star game. Small played three years at Oregon and was the team captain as a senior. Small continued to play professional basketball in France in the European Pro League.

 

Mel ReddickName: Mel Reddick

Year Inducted: 1981

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Morgan Park High School
The University of Wisconsin

 

Biography:  Mel Reddick was a three-year starter at (Chicago) Morgan Park High School scoring 2,257 points in his career. Mel was twice an all-Chicago Public League selection. A Chicago Daily News all-area player as a junior and a consensus all-state player as a senior, Reddick averaged 29 ppg as a junior and 32 as a senior. Reddick switched to football at Wisconsin where he was a scholarship winner. Reddick set the Badgers career pass reception record of 113 from 1967-69 including 83 in Big Ten Conference play. After college, Reddick practiced law in New York City for parts of 5 decades.

 

Charles SchrammName: Charles "Chuck" Schramm

Year Inducted: 1981

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Highland Park High School
Western Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
NIBL:  Witchita Vickers

 

Biography:  Charles Schramm has the distinction of earning most valuable player honors at both Northern Illinois University and Western Illinois University. As a player at Highland Park High School, Schramm averaged 13 ppg. As a freshman at NIU he was named MVP. After sitting out a season, Schramm returned to college at Western Illinois under Hall of Fame coach Leroy “Stix” Morley. Schramm averaged 15.5 ppg as a sophomore on a Leatherneck team which placed third in the NAIA, compiling a 27-3 record. Western was a NAIA quarter finalist the following year posting a 28-3 record with Schramm averaging 13.5 ppg. Again a NAIA quarter-finalist in 1956-57, WIU had a 22-3 record and Schramm averaged 14.4 ppg. Schramm was a four-year IIAC all-league player and a two-time NAIA all-American. Schramm was a member if the NAIA Olympic Trials team in 1956. A second –round draft choice by the Boston Celtics in 1957, Schramm went on to play with the Wichita Vickers in the National Industrial Basketball League. After his playing days, Schramm coached 11 years at Highland Park HS compiling a record of 100-132. Chuck went on to be the head women’s coach and assistant men’s coach at Lake County Junior College. He then returned to his prep alma mater as the girls’ head coach.

 

Albert Eugene PursellName: Albert Eugene Pursell

Year Inducted: 1981

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Pinckneyville High School
Coe College (IA)

 

Biography:  Albert Eugene Pursell scored 1,690 points in a three-year high school career at Pinckneyville. He was named to the All-Centralia Holiday Tourney team and was honored as an all-stater in 1954 when the Panthers placed third in the state tourney. Pursell averaged 23.1 as a senior. Following high school Pursell continued his scoring for three years at Coe College, where he led the Midwest Conference in scoring in 1956-57-58 and was named all-conference for three years. As a senior, Al was named to the NAIA all-tourney team and was a third team choice for Little All-America in 1958. A member of the NAIA’s Distinguished Athlete’s Foundation, Pursell is a charter member of Coe College’s Hall of Fame. After college, Al coached five seasons at Dennison, Iowa, and three at Springville, Iowa. He continued his career as an elementary school physical education teacher in Waseca, MN.