Year Inducted: 1978
Schools / Organizations: Collinsville High School
Biography: Ernie Wilhoit established single season records for assists (219 in 1957) and rebounds (255 in 1958) while playing for the Collinsville HS Kahoks. In 1957, Ernie led the Kahoks to the Sweet Sixteen. In 1958, Ernie was an all-state player as well as the prep player of the year for the St. Louis area—awarded by radio station KXOK. A three year varsity player for Collinsville, Ernie duplicated that effort for Indiana University. After his collegiate career, Ernie worked as a corporate marketing consultant in Stamford, Conn. Ernie Wilhoit died on February 9, 2019 at the age of 78.