IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Teams

1957 Wheaton CollegeName: 1956-57 Wheaton College Men's Team

Year Inducted: 1985

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
Wheaton College

 

Biography:  Wheaton College, coached by Hall of Fame Coach Lee Pfund (IBCA 1984 inductee), was the 1957 NCAA College Division Champion.  This very young team was led with great determination by captain, Dick Kamm.  Mel Peterson, a freshman, led the team in scoring at 19.7 ppg and rebounding.  Mel was the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.  The 32-team field also included teams from Illinois State University and Monmouth College.  This was a balanced squad with all starters averaging between 11 and 19 ppg.  The other starters with Mel and Dick were Don Anderson (Elmhurst) York High School; Bob Whitehead (Glen Ellyn) Glenbard West High School; and Bill Gerig.  Assistant Coach Bob Baptista had a great impact on the team’s success and helped the players with the personal challenges of attending college and playing sports. Coach Lee Pfund said, “It was a distinct privilege to coach the Wheaton College Crusaders.  They were a team with a mission. . .accomplished.”

 

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Stan Chamberlain; Roy Roe; Bob Whitehead; Coach Lee Pfund; Captain Dick Kamm; John Dobbert; Mel Peterson; and Bob Baptista, assistant coach.

Front Row (L to R): Honorary Coach from the host city of Evansville, IN--Duncan Cooke; Bruce Ellingson, Mgr.; Bill Gerig; Don Voss; Don Andersen; Ray Adams; Mike Easterling.

 

1981 Quincy HS BoysName: 1980-81 Quincy High School Boys' Team

Year Inducted: 1985

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
Quincy High School

 

Biography:  Often called “one of the Best Illinois High School Teams Ever,” the 1981 Quincy Blue Devils finished with a perfect 33-0 record as they won the 1981 IHSA State Championship.  This was their first title since 1934.  The squad was led by All-American players Michael Payne and Bruce Douglas.  They won their own Quincy Invitational tourney, their second of five straight Pontiac Holiday titles, and their fifth of seven straight Western Big 6 Conference Championships.  They were declared National High School Champions of the United States by Basketball Weekly, ESPN, and The National Sports Services.  The Blue Devils were only the second Illinois high school team to be named national champs.  This team’s 33 wins contributed to the 64 straight victories that Coach Leggett’s team established the next season as the Class AA win streak state standard.

 

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Mgr. Kyle Cookson, Mgr. Jim Powell, Brad Schrader, Mark Kaufman, Mark Sparrow, Terrell Hickman, John Lepper, Tim Huseman, Phil Hoffman, Shane Barnes, Joel Meyers, Dave Sandercock, Mgr. Steve Brace.  Missing is Mark Foley.

Front Row (L to R): Coach Jerry Leggett, Scott Allen, Dennis Douglas, Michael Payne, Bruce Douglas, Richie Hawkins, and Coach Mike Hellenthal. 

 

 

1942 43 Marshall junior boysName: 1942-43 (Chicago) Marshall High School Boys' Junior Team

Year Inducted: 1985

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Marshall High School

 

Biography:  The (Chicago) Marshall High School Basketball Teams of 1939-1944 set a national record of 98 consecutive wins.  In addition, they won 4 city championships.  The Marshall Teams were in the Chicago Junior League where all players had to be 5’8” or under.  They were coached by Hall of Fame Coach, Lou Weintraub.  Coach Weintraub was able to bring out the best in his players both athletically and academically.  His philosophy was, “If you have the ability—use it.”  These teams have also been inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:  

Front Row (L to R):  Julian Davis, Arnold Greenstein, and Jack Brazier.

2nd Row (L to R):  Irving Mazur, Hyman Tadelman, Sidney Zomlefer, Morry Kaplan, David Leviton, and Charles Swibel.

3rd Row (L to R):  Coach Lou Weintraub, Hillel Levin, Charles Kaplan, Irving Hartman, Morry Lenhoff, and Abe Weisberg.

Back Row (L to R):  Orville Shane, Jerry Shuman, Raymond Lowy, Marvin Shuffeldt, Sideny Swibel, and Leon Herzog.

 

1943 44 Marshall boys juniorName: 1943-44 (Chicago) Marshall Boys' Junior Team

Year Inducted: 1985

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Marshall High School

 

Biography:  The (Chicago) Marshall High School Basketball Teams of 1939-1944 set a national record of 98 consecutive wins.  In addition, they won 4 city championships.  The Marshall Teams were in the Chicago Junior League where all players had to be 5’8” or under.  They were coached by Hall of Fame Coach, Lou Weintraub.  Coach Weintraub was able to bring out the best in his players both athletically and academically.  His philosophy was, “If you have the ability—use it.”  These teams have also been inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:  

Front Row (L to R):  Julian Davis, Jack Brazier, Orville Shane, Irving Hartman, Arnold Greenstein, and Raymond Lowy.

2nd Row (L to R):  Coach Lou Weintraub, Ned Kreiter, Leon Herzog, Alvin Kaufman, Marvin Shufeldt, and Bob Flink.

Back Row (L to R):  Charles Swibel, Sol Krause, Morry Lenhoff, Jerry Berman, Sidney Swibel, Jack Sayre, and Jordan Greenblatt.

 

 

1941 42 Marshall junior boysName: 1941-42 (Chicago) Marshall High School boys' Junior Team

Year Inducted: 1985

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Marshall High School

 

Biography:  The (Chicago) Marshall High School Basketball Teams of 1939-1944 set a national record of 98 consecutive wins.  In addition, they won 4 city championships.  The Marshall Teams were in the Chicago Junior League where all players had to be 5’8” or under.  They were coached by Hall of Fame Coach, Lou Weintraub.  Coach Weintraub was able to bring out the best in his players both athletically and academically.  His philosophy was, “If you have the ability—use it.”  These teams have also been inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame.

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:  

Front Row (L to R):  Tom Shapiro and Donald Trachman

2nd Row (L to R):  Irving Ellis, Edward Weisman, Hyman Tadelman, Irving Mazer, Morry Kaplan, Bernard Goldberg, Sidney Zomlefer, Bernard Cherney, and Edward Chaiken

3rd Row (L to R):  Hillel Levin, Adolph Waldman, Richard Gray, David Leviton, Charles Snibel, Stanford Hernrich, Arnold Greenstein, Edward Brody and Coach Lou Weintraub

Back Row (L to R):  Milton Wagner, Jack Brazier, Morry Lenhoff, Julian Davis, Irving Hartman, Sol Krouse, Jerry Shuman, and Morton Golden.