Rodger Egelhoff

Year Inducted: 1990

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Jerseyville High School
The University of Missouri

Biography: Rodger Egelhoff may still be known as Mr. Basketball in Jerseyville, despite having played there many years ago. Egelhoff, under the watchful eye of IBCA Charter Hall of Fame Coach George Havens, was a four-year starter and played on three IHSA Regional championship teams.  He set the career scoring record of 1,430 points and the single game mark of 37. Egelhoff was a guard but moved into the pivot his sophomore, junior and senior years. He was so proficient at the spot in the middle many people in the southwest part of the state still call Egelhoff  “the best 6-3 pivot man in the state.”  Besides the regional championships, Egelhoff also played on three conference champion teams along with two invitational tourney champion teams. Egelhoff was accorded all-south and all-state honors before moving on to basketball stardom at the University of Missouri. Egelhoff broke into the starting line-up as a sophomore at Mizzou, where he played one season with long-time Missouri coach Norm Stewart. Despite being only 6’3 ½ “ , Engelhoff was the Tigers’ leading rebounder as a senior.  He alsoserved as the team captain.  Rodger Egelhoff died on November 26, 2009 at the age of 73.