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Former Brave Gets Hall Of Fame Nod

Former Bradley men's basketball star Roger Phegley has been selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame.

The East Peoria native was the MVC Player of the Year in 1977 and became the third player in the league history to eclipse 2,000 points.

Phegley was a first-round draft pick of the Washington Bullets in 1978 and also played for New Jersey, Cleveland, San Antonio and Dallas over six NBA seasons. Phegley was a member of Washington's 1978-79 NBA Finals team. His best individual season was with the Cleveland Cavaliers averaging a career-best 14.4 points per game in 1980-81.

Phegley is one of seven Bradley basketball players to have his number (45) retired.

Phegley pitched for the Bradley baseball team during the 1975 and 1977 seasons, compiling a 4-5 record with three complete games among his 13 career starts.

Phegley will be the ninth Bradley Athletics representative in the MVC Hall of Fame joining: Hersey Hawkins, Chet Walker, Paul Unruh, Charles Orsborn, Mitchel "JJ" Anderson, A.J. Robertson, Joe Allen and Gavin Glinton.

Phegley's Hall of Fame class will also include men's basketball player Mike Glenn of Southern Illinois, legendary gymnastics coach Roger Counsil of Indiana State, pro golfer and golf course designer D.A. Weibring of Illinois State, volleyball coach Linda Dollar of Missouri State and longtime MVC administrator Joe Mitch.

The Hall of Fame ceremony and breakfast will take place Friday, March 6 at the Peabody Opera House, adjacent to Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis by calling the league office at (314) 444-4300.


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