Year Inducted: 1978
Schools / Organizations: (Joliet) Central High School
Illinois State University
Biography: Roger Powell set the Joliet Central HS career scoring record with 2,200 points scored. In 1970 Roger averaged 33 ppg and led his team to a 3rd place state finish. After high school, he moved south to Illinois State University. In Normal, Roger became one of the Redbirds’ all-time leading scorers. After his 4 years as a starter, Roger had accumulated 1,306 points scored. After college, Roger spent some time at his alma mater as an assistant coach.