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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Anderson enters IBCA Hall of Fame

  • Geneseo’s all-time leading career scorer in boys’ basketball, Dave Anderson, is being inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame April 26.
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  • Geneseo’s all-time leading career scorer in boys’ basketball, Dave Anderson, is being inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame April 26.
    Anderson, is the first Geneseo player to be inducted and nominated for the honor.
    “It is an honor representing the school and the city of Geneseo,” said Anderson. “I also have to thank Brad Storm because he did a lot of the leg work on this.”
    Anderson played for the Leafs from 1977 to 1979 where he was named first team All-NCIC in 1978 and 1979, and received All-State honorable mention and first team All-Area nods in 1979. He also was selected as part of the All-Time NCIC teams, and is the school record holder for most free throws in a game.
    As a member of the Geneseo squad, Anderson was a three-time regional champ, which included the school’s first title in 1977.
    He was a McDonald’s All-American nominee in 1979.
    “It was a great time playing for Geneseo,” he said. “We won the first three regional championships for the basketball program and had a lot of success, which made it fun. We packed the gym a lot and it was great playing in front of that many people. It was so loud some times the gym would shake.”
    Anderson went on to play at the collegiate level for Augustana College from 1979 to 1983 where he played in four NCAA tournaments, including a second-place national finish in 1981 and a quarterfinal appearance in 1982. He ended his career at Augustana with an 86-28 overall mark and was 52-12 in conference for four years.
    While at Augustana, Anderson scored a career-high 35 points against Bishop in his final college game in the 1983 NCAA tournament.
    Anderson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame April 26 in Bloomington at Illinois State University.
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