Hall of Fame Inductee - Dr. Seymour Bryson

Bryson, a 1955 graduate, played on the boys basketball team for two seasons. As a senior, he was the second-leading scorer (329 points) and one of the top rebounders for a team that finished with a 20-9 record before losing to Pinckneyville in the quarterfinals of the state tournament. He was named to the Chicago Daily News all-state team.

Bryson then attended Southern Illinois University, where he was a four-year letterman on the basketball team. He was the Salukis' most valuable player during his freshman, sophomore and senior years, and he was named to the all-conference team in each of his four years. He set a season scoring record with 318 points during his junior year, and he left SIU as its all-time leading scorer (1,535 points) and rebounder (1,228).

Bryson earned his Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees at Southern Illinois. After serving as the dean of SIU College of Human Resources, he was eventually named the director of the school's affirmative action and equal opportunity programs.

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