IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Players

Doc Rivers 1Name: Glenn "Doc" Rivers

Year Inducted: 1988

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Maywood) Proviso East High School
Marquette University
NBA:  Hawks, Clippers, Knicks, Spurs

 

Biography:  Glenn “Doc” Rivers was an All-Stater for three seasons—1978, 1979, and 1980—at Proviso East High School under the late IBCA Hall of Famer, Glenn Whittenburg (inducted in 1983). Rivers, who was known as the “Slasher” in high school, could attack from inside or outside and was tremendously effective on the Pirates’ full-court press. Rivers had the distinction of surpassing the school’s all-time scoring record established by his uncle, Jim Brewer (IBCA HOF player, inducted in 1973), in 1969. After a senior year in which he was named to the McDonald’s All-American team, Rivers selected Marquette as his college choice. In 1982, Glenn represented USA basketball in the FIBA world cup.  Rivers scored 1,234 points for the Golden Eagles but left Marquette after his junior season and was a second-round (31st) pick in the NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He was given his nickname in the first professional game he played by Julius Erving.  Glenn played for the Hawks, Clippers, Knicks and Spurs during a 13-year NBA career. Doc was the recipient of the J. Walter Kennedy Award of Citizenship in 1990.   In 1999, he moved into the coaching ranks and has been an NBA head coach of the Magic, Celtics, Clippers, and Sixers.  In 2008, he led the Celtics to an NBA Championship.

 

 

 

 

Jeff HornacekName: Jeff Hornacek

Year Inducted: 1988

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(LaGrange) Lyons Township High School
Iowa State University
NBA: Suns, Sixers, Jazz

Biography:  The Jeff Hornacek story carries the same theme as Cinderella. Hornacek wasn’t considered much of a prospect when he entered Lyons Township (LaGrange) High School. Yet Hornacek became a consensus all-stater by his senior year. Hornacek was still overlooked by most Division I recruiters upon graduation. According to most scouts, Hornacek was slow and the wrong size. Hornacek sat out a year and then entered Iowa State as a walk-on. He worked out with the team when he entered school in January, and by the end of the year, had convinced the coaching staff he was deserving of a scholarship the following year. After half of the season, an injury to a starter got Hornacek on the floor for the Cyclones. Jeff went on to become an All-Big Eight selection as a junior and led his team to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen as a senior. Hornacek was drafted by Phoenix and wasn’t accorded much of a chance to make the Sun’s roster. He again proved them wrong with a career in the NBA that spanned 14 seasons.  He is most remembered as the third option on the Utah Jazz teams with Karl Malone and John Stockton that reached the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 only to be turned away by the Michael Jordan-led Bulls.  After his playing days, Jeff returned to the NBA in 2011 as an assistant coach for the Jazz.  He then served stints as head coach of the Suns and Knicks, as well as a stint with Rockets as an assistant coach.  Jeff’s father John, a renowned high school basketball official, joined Jeff in the Hall of Fame in 1999.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derrick JacksonName: Derrick Jackson

Year Inducted: 2001

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Wheaton Central High School
Georgetown University
NBA:  Warriors
USA Basketball

 

Biography:  Derrick Jackson distinguished himself as a three-year starter at Wheaton Central and Georgetown.   At Wheaton Central, Jackson was named all-Upstate Eight Conference as a junior and senior. Jackson averaged 17 ppg as a junior and 23 ppg and 10 rpg as a senior. The all-state pick in baseball was also drafted by the Texas Rangers out of high school.  Jackson chose to attend Georgetown University and play for the legendary John Thompson. As a freshman in 1975 he helped the Hoyas end a 32-year NCAA tournament drought. As a senior, he became the Hoyas all-time leading scorer and ranked seventh on the school’s career list at the time of his induction. He is still the school leader in free-throw percentage at 89%.  Jackson and the legendary Patrick Ewing are two of only three Georgetown players to be chosen team MVP three times. Jackson was also the first modern-era basketball player to be inducted in the Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.  He was invited to the Olympic Trials in 1976 and the World Game Trials in 1978. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 1978 NBA draft.

 

 

 

 

Bruce DouglasName: Bruce Douglas

Year Inducted: 1988

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Quincy High School
The University of Illinois
NBA: Kings

 

Biography:  There was a good reason that Bruce Douglas of Quincy was named Mr. Basketball in Illinois for 1982. Douglas was completing his fourth season as a member of the Quincy High School varsity. Douglas had played in more Illinois high school victories than any other player. The Blue Devils compiled records of 32-1, 26-3, 33-0 and 32-1 with Douglas. The Blue Devils and Douglas won four consecutive Western Big Six championships along with four straight Pontiac Holiday tournament crowns. He also played on four straight Thanksgiving Tournament winners. Quincy placed second in the state in 1979, third in 1982 and the 1981 club was the State Champion of Illinois and the mythical National Champion. The 1981 team is regarded as one of the finest ever assembled in Illinois prep history. Douglas received all-state mention as a sophomore and was first team all-state as a junior and senior. Douglas was a four-year starter at Illinois. In 1983, 1984 and 1985 Douglas led the Illinois in steals and assists. He was named most valuable Illini in 1984. He was a third team All-American player by UPI in 1984 and was accorded first team All-Big Ten in 1984 and second team in 1985. Bruce was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the NBA draft and played 1 season with them.

 

 

 

 

Emmett McGovernName: Emmett McGovern

Year Inducted: 2001

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) St. Patrick High School
DePaul University
St. Mary's College (MN)

 

Biography:  Emmett McGovern was affectionately known as “Big E” at Chicago’s St. Patrick High School and it matched his basketball exploits as a Shamrock. A three-year varsity starter from 1972-73 through 1974-75, McGovern was the Shamrocks’ third-leading career scorer with 1,172 points at the time of his induction.  McGovern earned St. Patrick Thanksgiving all-tournament honors as a junior and senior and won the Most Valuable Player award as a senior. McGovern also nabbed all-Carbondale Holiday Tournament honors in those years.  He had games of 33, 31 and 30 points as a senior, when he was East Suburban Catholic Conference scoring champion and MVP. He was all-ESCC as a junior and senior and St. Patrick earned regional titles in McGovern’s sophomore and junior years. McGovern was an all-area selection as a junior and senior and earned all-state honors as a senior.  McGovern attended DePaul on an athletic scholarship as a freshman and sophomore before transferring to St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minn., his final two years.  The St. Patrick High School Hall of Fame inducted McGovern in November 1995. He returned to St. Patrick as a teacher and coach in 1980 for two years, before becoming an associate member of The Chicago Board of Trade from 1982-2000.