Inductees Phegley, a 6-foot-7 athlete who could do it all - play guard, forward, rebound, score from in close or from outside - was both a basketball and baseball standout at East Peoria High School.
As a pitcher, he played a major role in East Peoria's making the state baseball tournament for the first time. He then entered Bradley as a walk-on basketball player and a right-handed pitcher.
He would pitch for BU, but very little. Instead, he became almost an instant basketball standout who would score 2,064 points in 103 games for a 20.0 average before he was finished.
Phegley, playing in the 1975-78 era, was Bradley's all-time scorer until Mitchell Anderson produced 2,341 points. Anderson's average was slightly less at 19.2 because he played in 19 more games.
During his BU career, Phegley was named an All-American by Converse in 1978 and a third-team choice by the Associated Press and United Press International.
He was Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in 1977, and was an all-Missouri Valley Conference selection in 1977 and 1978.
Drafted by Washington of the NBA, Phegley also played for New Jersey, Cleveland, San Antonio and Dallas, ending his career by playing in France.
Now living in Morton, he is an insurance agent with offices in Peoria.
Phegley, a 6-foot-7 athlete who could do it all - play guard, forward, rebound, score from in close or from outside - was both a basketball and baseball standout at East Peoria High School.
At age 50, Don Wyss concluded a sensational 35-year career in the Sunday Morning League, the nation's oldest semiprofessional baseball league. He began playing in the league at the age of 15 and for the next 35 years he set records which will never be broken: As a Manager he won eight championships; set astounding career statistics as a hitter, attaining a 35-year batting average of .307; led the League in all-time statistics of most hits, doubles, triples, at bats and runs batted in; and as a pitcher won the pitching honors in 1973 with an 11-2 record. In addition, he served as Vice-President and President of the League for many years.