Year Inducted: 2019
Schools / Organizations: Warsaw High School
Western Illinois University
Biography: Bill was a part of one of the best state championship games in IHSA history. He scored 36 points as Warsaw High School edged (Spring Valley) Hall High School in overtime. The 1997 IHSA Class A title game was a classic. Bill’s effort was necessary to help offset the 51 points scored by Hall’s Shawn Jeppson (HOF inductee in 2008). Bill went on to play at Western Illinois University, where he set Leatherneck records for career steals (167), 3-point field goals in a career (216), and career 3-point attempts (576), and season record for 3-pointers made (77).