STATISTICS & HISTORY
Lou “Pick” Dehner was a football and basketball star at Lincoln, Illinois High School . Dehner went to college at the University of Illinois where he became a two-time basketball All-American. In the March of 1939, just days after his final college game, Dehner played professional basketball for a few weeks. He toured with a team of recent Illinois grads playing games throughout the state and making a one game appearance in the World Professional Basketball Tournament in Chicago. He also scored scored 15 points in a single game appearance for the Hammond team in the National Basketball League. Dehner never played professional basketball again. In the fall of 1939, he took a position as the athletic director and head boys’ basketball coach for East St. Louis High School. Dehner remained at the school until 1974, compiling a record of 549–350.
|Louis L. Dehner||Born: Aug 29, 1914||Died: Apr 7, 1987||Hometown:||Lincoln, Ill.|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|Major League Totals||1||7||1||15||15.0|
|Major League Totals||1||2||0||4||4.0|