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Steve Arends
Steve Arends

Gibson City, Ill.

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball (1965-68)

Inducted: 1976

A three-year basketball starter, literally, by starting every game over his three-year career ... two-time All-Interstate Conference selection ... named to the Peoria Journal Star's All-State Collegiate Team as a senior ... averaged 11.2 rebounds per game in 1968 ... held record for rebounds in a season (344) for six years ... averaged 18 points per game and was co-captain for the 1967 squad that placed fourth in the NCAA College Division Tournament ... co-captain of 1968 Redbirds that ranked third nationally with a 25-3 record ... finished his career as a 1,000-point scorer, with 1,267 career points.