Friends of Basketball


Jack Buente

Year Inducted: 2018

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations: WIBV-Belleville

Biography: Jack is well known throughout Southern Illinois for his radio work with the late Joe May of WIBV in Belleville.  He attended thousands of games through the years in gyms across the area.  Jack was a lifelong basketball fan and a student of the game.  He helped Joe as a color commentator on IHSA State Tournament broadcasts for 15 years and assisted on a Saturday morning sports show in the Metro East Region.  Sadly, Jack passed away just a month after his induction on June 19, 2018.