Local Basketball Great Dies

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By WSIL Sports

WEST FRANKFORT -- One of the names synonymous with basketball in Southern Illinois has passed away. Bob Brown died Tuesday at the age of 69.

Brown was a standout at West Frankfort...earning a scholarship to play both football and basketball at the University of Illinois.

He then had great success coaching in high school at both Eldorado and his alma mater West Frankfort.

Visitation will be from 3-8 Friday at Parker-Reedy Funeral home in West Frankfort. The funeral service will be Saturday morning at 11 at the Second Baptist Church also in West Frankfort.

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