Hall of Fame Inductee - Keith Douglas
Douglas, a 1979 graduate, was the driving force behind the 1979 boys
basketball team that won its first 32 games and was ranked number 1 in
the Class AA state poll before losing to Maine South in the championship
He led the Blue Devils in every offensive category that season except
assists, averaging 25.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. He set school
records for rebounds (355) and field goals (352) in a season and points
in a game (48 against Galesburg).
He finished with 843 points as a senior. He has 671 career rebounds, in
school history. He averaged 18.9 points and 9.5 rebounds during his
Douglas was the most valuable player at the 1977 and 1978 QHS
Thanksgiving Tournaments, and he was named to the all-state team by the
Associated Press, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, the
Association. He was named the most valuable player for the South AA team
in the 1979 IBCA all-star game.
He played one season at the University of Kansas before transferring to
Quincy College, where he set a singl-season record by scoring 25.6
points per game in his half-season there. He finished his college career
at the University of South Florida.
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