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Archie Dees
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

Lexington Herald-Leader 
 
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 32 points. 
 
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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
                                 Indiana University
 
Basketball 1956-58...

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 

Playoff Stats 
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.