Inductees During Booth's career at Peoria Manual, he helped the school to Class AA basketball tournaments in 1986, 1987 and 1988. He was all-tourney in `88.
It should be noted that he was a star on the `87 team that finished 26-0 and number one in the state going into tournament play. That team was 61-59 upset victim at the hands of Quincy in overtime. The Rams came back to capture 3rd place in 1988.
Had his career ended there, David Booth would be a sports icon in this town. He was the leader in bringing the 4-on-4 tournament to town where it has played since the 1980's.
David continued his education and his career at DePaul University where he became the Blue Demon's 2nd highest career scorer. He also ranks among DePaul's all time leaders in career rebounds, steals and blocked shots.
After his playing days, David's basketball acumen afforded him the opportunity to become a scout for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies.
During Booth's career at Peoria Manual, he helped the school to Class AA basketball tournaments in 1986, 1987 and 1988. He was all-tourney in `88.
|1998 Co-Tri-County Male Athlete of the Year|
The song has ended but the melody lingers on. Manual's incredible 36-game Class AA boys basketball state tournament winning streak ended in the 1998 Sweet 16. The school's record run of four championships was doomed when the 1997 graduation of All-Americans Marcus Griffin and Sergio McClain left the Rams with an all-guard starting lineup.