Year Inducted: 1975
Schools / Organizations: Streator High School
St. Ambrose College
Biography: Don Morris is also being inducted as a player. Don’s playing career at Streator HS was outstanding. He was an all-state player in both basketball and football. In basketball, Don scored 567 of his 1,211 career points as he led the Bulldogs to a 31-2 record and the Sweet Sixteen. Streator reached Champaign two other times during Don’s four-year career. The one-handed jump shot has become a staple of today’s game. Don was credited with being a pioneer of this shot in the state of Illinois. In baseball, Morris and Streator made three trips to the state finals with a second-place finish in 1942. Following high school, Don played all three sports at St. Ambrose College in Davenport, IA. Don Morris passed away on July 11, 1983.