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Harris Dean
Harris Dean

LeRoy, Ill.

Men's Basketball

Football (1926-27), Men's Basketball (1928-29)

Inducted: 1972

Captained Illinois State's basketball teams in 1927 and 1928, while playing guard ... at 6-feet tall, he was considered tall and usually handled the center jump in basketball, an important duty at the time when a jump ball followed every made field goal ... also an outstanding football end on both offense and defense ... later was a high school coach and a university administrator ... retired in 1972 as acting president of South Florida ... member of the all-district basketball team, as a prep at LeRoy High School.