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
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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