Archie Dees graduated from Mt. Carmel High School with the class of 1954.
In the four years that Archie played high school basketball he scored a total of 2,823 points. He scored 486 points with Grayville during the school year 1950-51 and scored 2,337 points with the Mt. Carmel Golden Aces during the school years 1951-1954.
His 2,823 points ranks him 11th on the all-time total points list for Illinois hight school basketball players.
He was named to the High School All-American Basketball team in 1954.
1954 HIGH SCHOOL NORTH-SOUTH ALL-STAR GAME
MURRAY, Ky., - June 12 -- A band of rebel high school stars evened the North South cage classic series tonight by blasting the North 109-93. Temple Tucker, a 6-10 center from Bowie, Texas, scored 26 points to pace the South's third win in the sixth annual basketball game. But the North's Arch Dees, 6-8 pivotman from Mt. Carmel, Ill., set a record for the classic with 32points.
Balloting of college coaches and sports writers, supervised by Chuck Taylor, named Dees as the game's standout, "Mr. Basketball."
Others on the first honor team were Tucker, Stevens, Hatton and the South's Jimmy Bond of Pampa, Texas.
Named to the second team were North standouts Owen Lawson, Middletown, Ohio, Jay Schauer, South Milwaukee, Wis.; Larry Breyfogle, Lawrenceville, Ill.; and Ted Caiazza, LaGrange, Ill., and homestate Billy Rae Cassady of Inez.
Archie played his college basketball at
All-Big Ten and All-American who led the Hoosiers to two Big Ten championships...
First player in league history to win Big Ten MVP award twice...
Led conference in scoring two years and had career totals of 1,546 points, 914 rebounds, with averages of 22.7 points and 13.4 rebounds.
In 1983 Archie Dees was inducted into the Indiana University Hall of Fame
Regular Season Stats
Year Age Team Lg G Min Pts
1958-59 22 CIN NBA 68 1252 559
1959-60 23 DET NBA 73 1244 707
1960-61 24 DET NBA 28 308 145
1961-62 25 CH2 NBA 21 288 137
4 Season Totals 190 3092 1548
Year Team Lg G Min Pts
1959-60 DET NBA 2 18 11
Upon graduating from Indiana University in 1958 Dees was a first round draft pick of the Cincinnati Royals of the National Basketball League. He went with them and later played for the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Zephyrs.