Year Inducted: 1974
Schools / Organizations: (Rockford) East High School
The University of Illinois
Biography: Skip Thoren was an outstanding all-state player from (Rockford) East HS. He led his team to the state tournament in 1962 before moving on to the University of Illinois. Skip had a great career at U of I as an outstanding shooter and a fine defensive big man. In 2004, Skip was selected by the university as a member of the “all century” team for the 1900’s. After college graduation, Skip played 3 years in the ABA with the Minnesota Muskies and the Miami Floridians. In 1969 he was an ABA all-star player. He ended his career with several seasons in the European league.