Larry "Buddy" Graham

 

Larry "Buddy" Graham

High School: Odon 1960

College: TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 1964

Inducted 2012

Three-year starter & star of tiny Odon H.S.'s run to the 1959 semi-state final...set Bulldogs all-time scoring record with 1,387 points, also grabbed 929 rebounds for career averages of 17.4 points & 11.8 rebounds...was all-sectional, all-regional & all-semi-state in Odon's 1959 run that included first ever sectional & regional championships before a loss to New Albany in the last ever sudden death overtime game in state history...a four-year player at Vincennes University & Texas Wesleyan University...an accomplished coach who won 806 games in high school & college...his teams won two Illinois Class A H.S. state titles & he was named Illinois Class A Coach of the Year in 1977 & 1981...in 2007 was named one of the "100 Legends of Illinois High School Basketball Tournament"...1985 Silver Anniversary Team.  


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