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David M. Keller
David M. Keller
Induction Year: 1989
Graduation Year: 1979
Sports: Basketball
  • 3-time All-IIAC Performer
  • First Team All-IIAC in 1977-78 and 78-79
  • Leading scorer in school history (1,881 points)

The most prolific scorer in Simpson men's basketball history, Dave Keller has held the school record for points in a career since playing his last game in 1979. With a remarkable 1,881 points, Keller holds the record by nearly 200 points. The two-time First Team All-Iowa Conference performer also holds school records for free throws made (677) and attempted (1,119) and is fifth with 820 rebounds. 

A 6-5 guard/forward, Keller shot better than 53 percent throughout his career, averaging 20.4 points and 4.5 rebounds in 92 games. As a freshman in 1978-79, Keller was the third-leading scorer (14.6 ppg) on Simpson's first NCAA Tournament team, helping the Redmen and head coach Dick Starr to a 17-9 mark and a third-place finish in the Iowa Conference. He averaged a double-double with 24.4 points and 11 rebounds as a junior and put up 24.8 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior in 1978-79.