Dwyane Wade and Jackie Joyner-Kersee are among the 25 former prep stars set to be inducted into the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame's class of 2013, according to the Southern Illinoisan
Wade averaged 27 points and 11 rebounds per game as a senior at Richards (Oak Lawn)
, then starred at Marquette before winning multiple NBA titles as a member of the Miami Heat.
Known for her six Olympic medals in the heptathlon and long jump, Joyner-Kersee was also a prominent basketball star for East St. Louis
. She went on to play basketball and compete in track and field at UCLA, where she ended her career with over 1,000 total points. She was eventually honored as one of the 15 greatest players in UCLA basketball history.
Other notable selections include former NBA player and coach Doug Collins and Chicago dunk legend Ronnie Fields
"We are thrilled to welcome a new class of exceptional basketball players into our Hall of Fame," said executive director Dick Corn. "There are so many decorated basketball players when you look at the history of high school basketball in Illinois. We take great pride in celebrating players, teams and coaches and the history they have made."
Players were inducted in three categories: Pre-1960s, Post-1960s and Women.
The Pre-1960s inductees are: Perry Barclift, Quincy
; Nate “Sweetwater” Clifton, DuSable (Chicago)
; Phil Judson, Hebron
; Billy Ridley, Taylorville
; Don Sunderlage, Elgin
; Jesse Clements, Champaign
; Dick Foley, Paris
; Hiles Stout, Peoria
; Whiey Verstraete, Moline
; and Walter Kirk, Mt. Vernon
The Post-1960s inductees are: Ronnie Fields, Farragut (Chicago)
; Rashard Griffith, King (Chicago)
; Sam Puckett, Hales Franciscan (Chicago)
; Deon Thomas, Simeon (Chicago)
; Kiwane Garris, Westinghouse (Chicago)
; Hersey Hawkins, Westinghouse; Bogie Redmon, Collinsville (Ill.)
; Dwayne Wade, Richards; Doug Collins, Benton
; and Mike Duff, Eldorado
The women’s class includes: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, East St. Louis, Carla McGhee, Manual (Peoria)
; Michele Savage, Immaculate Heart of Mary; Nancy Kennelly Olson, Maine West (Des Plaines)
; and Tangela Smith, Washington (Chicago)