Year Inducted: 2020
Schools / Organizations: (Venice) Lincoln High School
The University of New Mexico
Biography: Robert starred at now-closed (Venice) Lincoln High School, helping the school to IHSA district championships in 1959, 1960 and 1961. He averaged nearly 25 points per game in his senior season of 1961-62, including 36 points in one game. Robert continued his basketball career at the University of New Mexico, where he roomed with Lobos’ leading scorer and rebounder Ira Harge. Robert’s son, Rodney, helped (East St. Louis) Lincoln High School to the 1987 IHSA Class AA state title.