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.
The selection of Sheriff Mike McCoy as our Neve Harms Award winner this year was a natural. The Neve Harms Award is given each year to the person who makes significant contributions to the youth of the greater Peoria area. We've all heard and read about the run from Peoria to Memphis for St. Jude each August. Mike McCoy founded the St. Jude Run in 1982, and the children of St. Jude and their parents are well aware of this charity. This event has raised over $15.6 million dollars for St. Jude since its inception.