Hall of Fame Inductee - Jeff Klingler
One of the most outstanding scorers in Quincy High's history, Jeff
Klingler knew how to put the ball in the basket. As a freshman, Klingler
came off the bench to contribute 70 points, for Quincy's 81'-82' club
that would eventually go 32-1 and bring home a third place trophy. He
followed that up the next year by scoring 326 points and being one of
four Quincy players in the lineup to average in double figures. In his
junior year, Klingler racked up 638 points and pulled down 227 rebounds.
He added 614 more points and 242 rebounds the following season. When it
was all said and done, Klingler graduated as the third all-time leading
scorer in school history. His 1648 career points were due to his quick
release and uncanny ability to get to the free throw line. In all,
Klingler collected 657 rebounds (4th), made 634 field goals (3rd) and
was good on 380 free throws (2nd). He won honors as the team's Most
Valuable Player and the Paul Dennis Most Valuable Player Award in both
his junior and senior seasons at QHS. Other achievements of note include
being named to the UPI, AP, Chicago Tribune and Sun Times All-State
teams and being recognized as the Quincy Herald Whig Player of the Year
in 1985. Jeff Klingler will most be remembered for his ability to score
while maintaining a high level of team play. And he made it look easy.
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