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Harlan O. "Pat" Page

Enshrined 1962
Watervliet, MI
March 20, 1887 - November 23, 1965

Biography

Although regarded as thin, Pat Page's quickness and overall athletic ability made him a national icon. A fabulous three-sport star at the University of Chicago, Page was one of basketball's earliest defensive specialists. In the first decade of the twentieth century, the 5-foot-9, 160-pound southpaw guard frustrated opponents with his intense defense and intelligence on offense. He averaged a stunning for-the-time 10.2 points a game under Hall of Famer Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg and led Chicago through a four-year period of glory when the team thoroughly dominated its opposition. Following his playing days, Page was a successful coach the University of Chicago, the College of Idaho, and at Butler University, where he led the team to the 1924 AAU title.

Career Highlights

National AAU title with University of Chicago, 1907
National championships, 1908, 1909, 1910
Helms Foundation All-America, 1908-10
Helms Foundation National Player of the Year, 1910