IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Players

Chuck BehrendsName: Chuck Behrends

Year Inducted: 1988

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Stephen Decatur High School
Western Illinois University
AAU
 

Biography:  After starting two seasons for Decatur High School where he was All-Big 12 Conference and the team’s leading scorer as a junior as well as most valuable player, Chuck Behrends attended Western Illinois University. He was a two-year starter and received four varsity letters for the Leathernecks. Teams on which Behrends played at Western posted a 110-10 record from 1954-1958 and competed in the NAIA Tournament all four years. The Leathernecks in that span lost but one home game. Western won four IIAC championships. Behrends was a two-year starter and was named to the AII-IIAC team both seasons and its leading scorer as a senior when the team went 23-0 in regular season and was ranked No. 1 in the NAIA. The 1957-58 Behrends-led team followed a third place NAIA finish the year before with second place and the school’s best record ever of 27-1. Behrends served as captain of that team and was named to NAIA second team All-America. For three years Behrends led Western in free throw accuracy of more than 80 percent. Behrends was named the best student-athlete as a junior and senior. Elected to Western’s Hall of Fame in 1983, Behrends was a starter for the Mount Morris Cable Colts when they won the state AAU championship in 1960-61. Chuck Behrends died on September 6, 2018 at the age of 86.

 

 

 

 

 

Karrie RedekerName: Karrie Redeker

Year Inducted: 2003

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Crescent-Iroquois High School
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
 

Biography:  Karrie Redeker is the all-time leading scorer at Crescent-Iroquois High School (boys or girls) with 1,981 points while pulling down 1,097 rebounds during her high school career.  She averaged 29.8 ppg her senior year while leading the Golden Girls to a 27-1 record and Sweet Sixteen finish in 1988 and was named a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American as well as IBCA, News-Gazette, and Chicago Tribune All-State.  She went on to play at SIU-Carbondale and helped lead the Salukis to a Gateway Conference Championship and two NCAA Tourney appearances (1989-90 and 1991-92).  Redeker was an honorable mention All-Gateway selection in 1991-92 and still holds the best 3-point field goal % in a game (7-8, .875), is tied for 1st in three-pointers made in a single game (7), and is 5th in career three-pointers made (161).  Upon graduation, she taught elementary school at Casey-Westfield and Unit 7 Schools (Tolono), was the varsity girls’ coach at (Tolono) Unity High School and then head coach at Parkland College, before becoming the head women’s basketball coach at Illinois Central College in East Peoria.  Karrie is one of the rare individuals to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in two categories as she was selected as a coach in 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bo WindyName: Bo Windy

Year Inducted: 2010

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
LaSalle-Peru High School

 

Biography:  From the La Salle-Peru High School graduating class of 1957 is Robert "Bo" Windy. Bo was a well-respected football and basketball player for L-P, he earned All-Conference First Team honors in both sports in the Big 8. As a junior, he led the Cavalier basketball team to a 20-7 record, which included a trip to the IHSA Super Sectional game. He averaged 17.1 points and 10 rebounds per game in his senior year as the Cavaliers finished with a 19-6 record and an IHSA Regional Championship. Over the course of a 75-game varsity basketball career, Windy scored a total of 829 points, without the help of a 3 point line.  The 6'2" forward was versatile enough to play guard or center as well. Bo was inducted into the LaSalle-Peru High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2020.

 

 

  

 

Lewis WinemillerName: Lewis Winemiller

Year Inducted: 2010

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
McLeansboro High School
Greenville College

 

Biography:  At the time of his induction, Lewis was one of nine players to amass more than 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds at McLeansboro High School.  He averaged 18 ppg and 13 rpg as a senior for the Eldorado Holiday Tournament Champions.  Lewis went on to play four years at Greenville College, where he had 1,048 career points and 668 career rebounds.  He later coached and served as athletic director at McLeansboro HS.

 

Ben WierzbaName: Ben Wierzba

Year Inducted: 2010

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Farmington High School
Lake Land College
The University of South Alabama
Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville

 

 

Biography:  Ben was a 1st team all state player as a senior in 1995, leading Farmington High School to a 27-3 record.  He was the team MVP after pacing the Farmers in scoring, free throw percentage and assists.  Ben was a 1st Team all conference and all region player at Lake Land College, leading the team in scoring as a sophomore.  He helped South Alabama to the NCAA Tournament as a junior before completing his collegiate career at SIU-E where he was an all conference choice as a senior.  Ben joins his brother( Rhet) as a fellow inductee and his father, Tom who was inducted as a coach in 2001.