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Dee Brown inducted into Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame

The Illini legend has received another honor

Illinois Basketball legend Dee Brown has been inducted into the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Brown, who attended Proviso East high school, finished his prep career as the school's all-time leader in scoring, assists and steals, and averaged 25.6 points, 5.5 assists and 2.9 steals per game as a senior. Brown was named Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2002 before continuing his playing career in Champaign.

Fellow Illini Lowell Hamilton (Providence-St. Mel), Bill Altenberger (East St. Louis), Walter Evers (Collinsville), Fred Green (Urbana), Ken Menke (Dundee), and Gene Vance (Clinton) have also been honored with inductions.

Some other notable names include Chris Collins (Glenbrook North), Tim Hardaway (Carver), Cuonzo Martin (East St. Louis Lincoln), and the late Ben Wilson (Simeon).

Here's the complete list of the newest inductees:


Bill Altenberger – East St. Louis

Sammy Esposito – Chicago Fenger

Walter "Hoot" Evers – Collinsville

Fred Green – Urbana

Bill Kurz – Quincy Notre Dame

Jim Lazenby – Pinckneyville

Ken Menke – Dundee

Bill Schulz – Hebron

Gene Vance – Clinton

Dale White – Irving


Eric Anderson – St. Francis de Sales

Boyd Batts – Thornridge

Dee Brown – Proviso East

Chris Collins – Glenbrook North

Walter Downing – Providence-New Lenox

Lowell Hamilton – Providence-St. Mel

Tim Hardaway – Carver

Ed Horton – Springfield Lanphier

Cuonzo Martin – East St. Louis Lincoln

Ben Wilson – Simeon


Kina Brown – Washington

Connie Erickson Brown – Niles West

Kristen Maskala – Immaculate Heart of Mary

Moira Kennelly Pietrowski – Maine West

Tammy Van Oppen – Bartonville Limestone


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