Inductees A never-give-up philosophy made Jim Les one of the most exciting players in Bradley basketball history and led him to a six-year career in the NBA.
A three-year standout for Bradley after transferring from Cleveland State, Les was a vital part of Bradley's 1985-86 team that went 32-3 before losing to Louisville in the NCAA tournament.
A brilliant defensive player and floor leader with a solid offensive punch that included a deadly 3-point shot, Les was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year for 1986.
He won the Gene Morse Trophy as BU's top defensive player three times, led the team in assists all three of his varsity seasons, was second on the all-time Bradley assist list and ninth on the all-time NCAA assist list, with 884 at the time of his selection to the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame.
He was drafted in the third round of the NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks, but
made his NBA debut with Utah. He also played with Sacramento and the Los Angeles Clippers.
He spent part of what was to be a lengthy pro career in the Continental Basketball Association.
He appeared in 297 NBA games. He shot .401 overall with 361 field goals in 908 shots and .405 from three-point range with 191 of 472. HE was .815 from the free throw line, had 370 career rebounds, 886 assists, 165 steals and 1,160 points.
 He's hired as head coach of Bradley University.
A never-give-up philosophy made Jim Les one of the most exciting players in Bradley basketball history and led him to a six-year career in the NBA.
A 1974 Bradley University graduate and longtime financial consultant for MassMutual Financial Group, Paul Herzog has served as the public address "Voice of the Braves" for nearly 600 Bradley men's basketball games for the past 39 seasons, including every game the Braves have played at Carver Arena and Renaissance Coliseum. In addition to his volunteer service for Bradley, Herzog has served as the volunteer public address announcer for every game the Peoria Civic Center has hosted in the IHSA Boys Basketball State Tournament during its 20-year run in the River City.
While "PA" Paul is well-known for his role with Bradley Basketball and the IHSA, his community service extends far beyond Carver Arena. A Braves Club Board of Directors member for 20 years and a past president (1992-94) of the organization, Herzog also served as president of the Central Illinois Bradley Alumni Chapter (1983-85) and the Bradley University National Alumni Association (1990-91). He also has began emceeing the IHSA State Cross Country Championships awards ceremony in 1996.
Closer to his home in Germantown Hills, Herzog has coached in youth baseball and basketball house leagues and from 2006-13 he was a member of the Germantown Hills Athletic Association Board of Directors. He served as a committe co-chair in the effort to acquire land for the expansion of youth sports in Germantown Hills, which led to the addition of 20 acres to school district property. Herzog also brought a little of the Bradley Basketball experience to the Germantown Hills Grade School Boys Basketball program by serving as the public address announcer from 2008-12.
Herzog is the recipient of numerous service awards, including the Bradley Varsity Club Billy Stone Service Award, the Bradley University Lydia Moss Bradley Award, the IHSA March Madness Volunteer of the Year and the IHSA Distinguished Service Award. He was inducted into the Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.