Year Inducted: 1978
Schools / Organizations: (Chicago Heights) Bloom High School
Biography: Mark Barwig has the distinction of being one of the few players of his era to play on teams that three times defeated perennial champion UCLA. A graduate of Bloom HS in 1972, Mark played for the University of Oregon teams that did just that as a member of the original “Kankakee Kids” group for the Ducks. During the 1975-76 season, he had a hand in ending UCLA’s 98 game home winning streak as Oregon gave UCLA their worst Pauley Pavilion loss to date by a score of 64-45. At the time of his graduation, Barwig was 37th on the Ducks’ all-time scoring list with 599 points and played in two NIT tournaments. At Bloom, Mark set single game marks for rebounding (29) and free throws (20). As a senior he scored 653 points, grabbed 414 rebounds and handed out 268 assists. He shot 70% from the field that year and left Bloom with a career mark of 53.7%. During his high school career, the Trojans were 64-14. After college graduation, Mark served Oregon as an assistant coach.