Friends of Basketball


Dean and Doris Cates

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations: Mount Pulaski High School
Warrensburg-Lathan High School
Lincoln (IL) High School
The University of Illinois

Biography: Dean and Doris were nominated for the Hall of Fame by both Warrensburg-Latham High School and Mount Pulaski High School.  Leading up to their induction, they had been loyal fans of both schools for nearly 40 years, attending more than 100 games per season at these two schools plus Lincoln (IL) High School.  Dean and Doris regularly brought their son, David, who was in a wheelchair, with them until he passed away.  They are season ticket hoders for The University of Illinois and have attended IHSA State Finals, NCAA Tournaments and NCAA Final Fours.