Hall of Fame Inductee - Gary Phillips

The 1957 Quincy High School graduate went on to become the school's first All-America at the collegiate level and the first Blue Devil to be drafted by a National Basketball Association team. Phillips averaged a team-leading 15.7 per game as a junior, when Quincy posted a 27-6 record, losing to Edwardsville in the state quarterfinals. He upped his scoring average to 23.9 points as a senior and was named to the Chicago Daily News All-State team. He scored 1,224 points during his Blue Devil career, which was second only to Bruce Brothers at the time of his graduation. Phillips went on to play at Houston University, where he set a scoring record that later was broken by Elvin Hayes, and was named to several All-America teams. He was the No. 1 draft choice of the NBA champion Boston Celtics in 1961. He played 2 1/2 seasons with Boston and 2 1/2 more with the San Francisco Warriors before retiring after the 1965-66 season. Phillips was a charter member of the Quincy High School Sports Hall of Fame.

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