Year Inducted: 1978
Schools / Organizations: Paris High School
Biography: In 1947, Paris HS ruled high school basketball in Illinois. Instrumental in that accomplishment was Robert Owens. An all-state player in 1947, Robert was also named as a prep All-American player. He was named to these teams as a center despite standing only 6’3”. After his prep days ended, Robert stayed and worked in Paris. Robert Owens passed away on March 4, 2000.