Year Inducted: 1995
Schools / Organizations:
Carlyle High School
The University of Illinois
Iowa State University
Phil Kunz of Carlyle was one of the state’s most dominating players during the 1985-86 season when he scored a school record 666 points for a 21 ppg average and pulled down 442 rebounds for a 14.6 rpg average. He ranked 10th in the state for field goal shooting percentage with 282 of 460 for .613 as a senior.
Career standards he set at Carlyle are points, 1,616; average, 19.5; rebounds, 998; and rebound average, 11.9
He was named to all state first teams by the Associated Press, United Press International and the IBCA. He was the only Class A player named to the Chicago Tribune squad when he was placed on the third team. He was named to the Champaign News Gazette top 15 and was named the Class A player of the year by the Chicago Sun Times. He was accorded the same honor by the Southern Illinoisian, Belleville News-Democrat and the Evansville, Ind Courier and Press. He was one of 75 players named to the Converse All-America Squad (top 75) and its Academic All-America Team.
Kunz played two seasons at The University of Illinois before finishing at Iowa State University.