Inductees This Bradley University basketball player out of Paris, Illinois, played four varsity seasons, making the1946-47 Associated Press 1st Team All-American and the Helms Foundation All-American team. He was Bradley's first two-time All-American. In 1947-48 he was an A.P. honorable mention selection. 1946-47 - 30 games, 326 points
His career shows he played in 113 varsity games, while scoring 798 points. In 2003, Dave was selected to the Braves' 1940s Team of the Decade. During his four years, Bradley won
112 games while losing 23 and appeared in three NIT and one NCAA postseason tournaments.
Year by year
1947-48 - 31 games, 239 points
1948-49 - 35 games, 202 points
1949-50 - 17 games, 31 points
In high school, he was the first IHSA player to ever go to `State" four consecutive seasons. His 1942 team finished 2nd and his `43 team won the state title. Dave joined Del Glover, Max Norman and John Cychol from that championship team as future Bradley Braves.
This Bradley University basketball player out of Paris, Illinois, played four varsity seasons, making the1946-47 Associated Press 1st Team All-American and the Helms Foundation All-American team. He was Bradley's first two-time All-American. In 1947-48 he was an A.P. honorable mention selection.
1946-47 - 30 games, 326 points
A 1974 Bradley University graduate and longtime financial consultant for MassMutual Financial Group, Paul Herzog has served as the public address "Voice of the Braves" for nearly 600 Bradley men's basketball games for the past 39 seasons, including every game the Braves have played at Carver Arena and Renaissance Coliseum. In addition to his volunteer service for Bradley, Herzog has served as the volunteer public address announcer for every game the Peoria Civic Center has hosted in the IHSA Boys Basketball State Tournament during its 20-year run in the River City.
While "PA" Paul is well-known for his role with Bradley Basketball and the IHSA, his community service extends far beyond Carver Arena. A Braves Club Board of Directors member for 20 years and a past president (1992-94) of the organization, Herzog also served as president of the Central Illinois Bradley Alumni Chapter (1983-85) and the Bradley University National Alumni Association (1990-91). He also has began emceeing the IHSA State Cross Country Championships awards ceremony in 1996.
Closer to his home in Germantown Hills, Herzog has coached in youth baseball and basketball house leagues and from 2006-13 he was a member of the Germantown Hills Athletic Association Board of Directors. He served as a committe co-chair in the effort to acquire land for the expansion of youth sports in Germantown Hills, which led to the addition of 20 acres to school district property. Herzog also brought a little of the Bradley Basketball experience to the Germantown Hills Grade School Boys Basketball program by serving as the public address announcer from 2008-12.
Herzog is the recipient of numerous service awards, including the Bradley Varsity Club Billy Stone Service Award, the Bradley University Lydia Moss Bradley Award, the IHSA March Madness Volunteer of the Year and the IHSA Distinguished Service Award. He was inducted into the Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.