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.
|1954 Caterpillar Basketball Team|
This championship team was led by Ron Bontemps and Frank McCabe along with major assistance from Kirby Minter, Don Penwell, Frank Gladson and Dick Reatherford. Newcomers to this great team included Eddie Solomon, Kendall Sheets, Dick Axness, Dick Gott and Jim McCabe, Frank's brother. The team compiled a 10-4 NIBL record and a 21-9 season record against the top amateur teams in America. Both Bontemps and Reatherford made the NIBL all-star team, and Caterpillar was seeded as the favorite in the 25-team field for the AAU title in Denver.