Name: Eddie Johnson
Year Inducted: 2015
Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Westinghouse High School
The University of Illinois
Eddie followed up a standout career at Chicago Westinghouse High School by starring at the University of Illinois. He averaged 14.0 points per game in his Illini career, famously hitting the game-winning shot against Magic Johnson and
top-ranked Michigan State in 1978-79. Eddie was selected in the second round of the 1981 NBA Draft, the start of a 17-year career in the league. He averaged 16.0 points per game for his NBA career. At the time of his induction, Eddie was a basketball television broadcaster.