John Riley

Year Inducted: 1984

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations: Mt. Vernon High School
Bradley University

Biography: John Riley will always be remembered for his part in Mount Vernon’s back-to-back state championships in 1949-1950 under Stanley A. Changon. Riley scored but one point in the 1949 title game (45-39 over Hillsboro) but netted 15 the next year (85-61 over Danville) and was one of three Ram all-tourney choices. Riley attended Bradley University from 1950-1954 and was a regular on the Braves’ 1954 runner-up team in the NCAA finals. Riley was a co-captain on that Braves team.