Wall of Fame

The Basketball Wall of Fame was created in 2010 by Head Coach Gary DeCesare. The Wall is dedicated to the men that dedicated their time and talent to the St. Rita Basketball Program. The Wall of Fame is located near the Northeast entrance of the St. Rita Gymnasium.


2017 Inductees

Rashay Russell - Class of 2003

  • 2003 Catholic League Champion
  • 2 time All Tournament team McGovern Classic
  • 2 time Sun-Times All Area Honorable
  • All Area Southtown Team
  • Average 17pts, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists Senior
  • 2003 Regional Champion
  • 3 Time All Catholic League
  • Top 50 player in Illinois
  • McDonalds All American Nominee
  • Scholarship to University of Toledo

Mike Rembert - Class of 2003               

  • All Catholic League Jr and Senior year
  • Average 14 pts, 8 rebounds 3 Blocks Senior year
  • 2003 Catholic League Champion
  • Scholarship to Bradley University
  • McDonalds All American Nominee
  • Top 25 player in Chicagoland area
  • 2003 Regional Champion
  • All Area Southtown Team

 

 


2015 Inductees

Coach Ed Galvin - 1961-1966

  • Heavies Record: 112-39
  • Lights Record: 120-30
  • Overall Record: 232-69
  • 1962 Lights: 25-0
  • 1963 Chicago Catholic League Champs
  • 1963 Heavies 22-5
  • 1966 Heavies 23-2
  • 1966 Ranked #2

Kenton Terrell - Class of 1983    

  • Team Captain
  • Team MVP
  • 16 points per game
  • All-Catholic League
  • Catholic-Private All-Star Team
  • MVP Rockford Boylan Tournament
  • Sun-Times All-Area Team

2014 Inductees

Kenneth Harvey — Class of 1993

  • All Chicago Catholic League
  • Team leading scorer Junior and Senior
  • Scholarship to Xavier University

Jim O’Boye – Class of 1986

  • All Chicago Catholic League
  • Team leading scorer Senioryear
  • All Catholic League
  • All American player at Benedictine University

2013 Inductees

George Janky – Class of 1966

  • 4 year Varsity Player
  • Won over 90 games
  • Scored over 1500pts
  • Led Catholic League in scoring twice
  • All Catholic League
  • Average double/double Senior year
  • All-American at University of Dayton

David Pygon – Class of 1987

  • 3 Years Varsity Player
  • Senior Captain
  • All Catholic League
  • Played at Northern Illinois University

2012 Inductees

Curtis Price - Class of 1988

  • 4 year varsity Starter
  • 3 time All Catholic League
  • All Area team twice
  • 1st team All-State
  • All time St. Rita Rebounder 1,404
  • All Time St. Rita Blocks 325
  • Average 17pts and 14 rebounds

Jeffrey Prestinario - Class of 1970

  • Catholic League All-Star
  • St. Rita Team MVP
  • MVP Fenwick Tournament
  • Average team high 17pts
  • Team Assist Leader

2011 Inductees

Frank “Bud” Sloup – Class of 1954

  • Member of the 1952 City Championship Team.
  • Top Scorer in Catholic League 1953-1954.
  • Top Rebounder in Catholic League 1953-1954.
  • Member of the Top 25 scorers in St. Rita History.
  • Named All-Conference, All-City, All-Catholic 1953-1954.

John Egan – Class of 1960

  • Four year starting St. Rita Basketball Player.
  • Started on Junior Varsity his freshman year, Senior Varsity his sophomore year, Junior and Senior Varsity his junior year and Senior Varsity his senior year.
  • Once scored 29 points left handed in a varsity game against St. Patrick because of a broken right arm.
  • Received All-Catholic and All-State honors.

1962 Lightweight Undefeated Team

  • The team had 25 straight victories for a perfect season.
  • This team had a total of 52 victories out of 52 games over a two year period.
  • They were Chicago Catholic League Champions, South Section Champions, Fenwick Tournament Champions, and Br. Rice Round Robin Champions.
  • Team members included: Bill Morley, Frank Bongiorno , Gene Burkauskas, Bill Bonoma, Jim Dorsey, Gerald Tazic, Wardell Williams, Rich Pomorski, Jim Kelly, George August, Jack Gardner and Bill Daly.
  • The Head Coach was Ed Galvin and he was assisted by Bob Kopecky.

2010 Inductees

1952 City and Catholic League Championship Team

The team, led by legendary coach Barney Badke, won the Catholic League Championship then defeated the Public League Champion in front of an overflow crowd at the old Chicago Stadium.

They were a team that had adversity, struggled in the beginning, had some close games, some easy and peaked at the right time. No one would have beaten this team in April of 1952 and no one did.

Joe Scanlon, Class of 1958

At his time, Joe became one of the top scorers in St. Rita Basketball history, the Catholic League, and the State of Illinois.

He was honored as All-Catholic League, All-State, and All-American prep player in his Senior year.

Joe is also a member of the St. Rita High School Hall of Fame