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IHSA Official Kirk Wessler Selected for Induction in the United States Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame

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Photo courtesy of the Peoria Journal Star

Long-time Peoria Journal Star Sports Editor Kirk Wessler (above left) will be inducted into the United States Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame as a part of the festivities at the 2018 NCAA Final Four.

While he is being honored for his work covering collegiate basketball in the newspaper, Wessler has also been a fixture covering the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals throughout his career, in addition to officiating the sport at the high school level since 2009.

For more on Wessler’s Hall of Fame honor, click here

To read Wessler's column on the experience that convinced him to become an IHSA Official, click here