John Milholland

Year Inducted: 2021

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations: Westville High School
Eastern Illinois University

Biography: John played at Westville High School  and graduated in the middle 1950’s. He was a three-year starter at Westville, and they won the conference championship all three years.  John was All-Conference his junior and senior seasons and honorable mention All-State (remember this was in the days of a one-class system).  He was an excellent jump shooter and a very good ball handler. Milholland averaged 21 ppg his senior season and Westville reached the IHSA Sectional finals.  John attended Eastern Illinois University (1956-58) and held their career scoring record for more than 30 years with 1,655 points. Milholland was a key member of the Panthers 1957 NAIA Team that finished 4th in the nation.  He was a three-time 1st team All-IIAC selection.  John Milholland has been selected to Eastern’s Hall of Fame and All-Century Team.  He is also in Indiana’s High School Hall of Fame as a coach.