Nick "The Cat" RevonBasketball Player/Coach, 1943-80
St. Aloysius High School/Hinds Community College/Southern Miss

Inducted: 1991

  • One of the greatest athletes in St. Aloysius (now Brother Martin) High School history. Beginning in seventh grade, Revon collected four letters in basketball, four in baseball, three in track and two in football, despite leaving school after his 10th-grade year having used his eight semesters of eligibility.
  • Earned all-state honors as a 5-9 guard three times in high school, including the 1947 season after leading St. Aloysius to the state title. Also helped the baseball team to a state title during his eighth-grade year.
  • Played college basketball at Hinds Junior College for his 11th and 12th grade years, earning all-state and all-region honors both years. and the University of Southern Mississippi, and later became a Hall of Fame inductee at both Hinds and USM.
  • Attended Southern Miss, where he graduated as the career scoring leader at Southern Miss with 2,136 career points and a 23.8 point-per-game average from 1950-54.
  • Also a member of the Halls of Fame for the state of Mississippi, Hinds and Southern Miss.
  • Coached at St. Aloysius, John Quincy Adams Jr. High, and East Jefferson High School, winning twelve league championships in 18 years and accumulating an overall record of 492-213.
  • Drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers, but instead chose to play in the National Industrial Basketball League for seven years.
  • At Southern Miss, recorded a high jump of 6-3 and a long jump of 23-6; he competed in track meets well into his 60s. Was also a star baseball player at Southern Miss.
  • He was born on June 16, 1929 and passed away on June 30, 2008 at the age of 79.
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