Hall of Fame Inductee - Jeff Klingler

One of the most outstanding scorers in Quincy High's history, Jeff Klingler knew how to put the ball in the basket. As a freshman, Klingler came off the bench to contribute 70 points, for Quincy's 81'-82' club that would eventually go 32-1 and bring home a third place trophy. He followed that up the next year by scoring 326 points and being one of four Quincy players in the lineup to average in double figures. In his junior year, Klingler racked up 638 points and pulled down 227 rebounds. He added 614 more points and 242 rebounds the following season. When it was all said and done, Klingler graduated as the third all-time leading scorer in school history. His 1648 career points were due to his quick release and uncanny ability to get to the free throw line. In all, Klingler collected 657 rebounds (4th), made 634 field goals (3rd) and was good on 380 free throws (2nd). He won honors as the team's Most Valuable Player and the Paul Dennis Most Valuable Player Award in both his junior and senior seasons at QHS. Other achievements of note include being named to the UPI, AP, Chicago Tribune and Sun Times All-State teams and being recognized as the Quincy Herald Whig Player of the Year in 1985. Jeff Klingler will most be remembered for his ability to score while maintaining a high level of team play. And he made it look easy.

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