Curley “Boo” Johnson
Year Inducted: 2019
Schools / Organizations: (Peoria) Central High School
The Harlem Globetrotters
Biography: Curley was a standout at Peoria Central High School in 1981 before becoming a junior college All-American at Spoon River College. He transferred to Loras College, where his number was retired in 1999. Curley played 18 seasons with the Harlem Globetrotters and was a true ambassador for basketball. He inherited the role of dribbling wizard made famous by Marques Haynes and became known as “the world’s fastest dribbler.” He became a member of the Greater Peoria Sports and Peoria African American Halls of Fame in 2007.