Friends of Basketball


Joe Greenwood

Year Inducted: 1987

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations: IHSA

Biography: If you don’t think that Joe Greenwood was a lover of Illinois high school basketball, consider the fact that he watched it closely beginning in 1969.  Then consider that Joe moved to Michigan several years before his induction.  That didn’t stop him from attending Illinois high school games, particularly Class A basketball games in the Chicagoland area.  Joe fought bad weather and bad roads to attend games regularly.  He did so in such a fashion that Joe became known by the moniker the “Be There Man.”