Archie Dees, American basketball player, Died at 80


Archie William Dees was born on February 22, 1936, in Ethel, Mississippi and died on April 4, 2016.

He was an American professional basketball player.

Archie was a 6’8″ forward/center.

He began his basketball career at Mount Carmel High School in Mount Carmel, Illinois, where he was named an All-American his senior year.

He then attended Indiana University, where he received the Big Ten Conference Most Valuable Player award twice, in 1957 and 1958.

Archie Dees was one of just three people (the others being Jerry Lucas and Scott May) to have received multiple Big Ten MVP honors.

After he had graduated in 1958, Dees was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals of the National Basketball Association, and then he played four seasons in the league with the Royals, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Packers, and St. Louis Hawks.

In 1983, Mr. Dees was inducted into the Indiana University Hall of Fame.

Dees was named to the Indiana University All-Century Team, in 2001

Archie Dees passed away at 80 yrs old in Bloomington, Indiana.