Friends of Basketball


Joe Welkomer

Year Inducted: 2022

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations:
IHSA Boys’ State Series
Pontiac Holiday Tournament


Joe began attending the state basketball finals in Champaign in 1978 and continued attending through 2019 when the tournament was in Peoria. During the state series, he attends a regional site, then travels to sectionals and super-sectionals.

Joe has attended the Chicago Public League championship since 1977, when Phillips played Westinghouse. Since 1981, he has attended the Pontiac Holiday Tournament, as well the Jack Tosh (York H.S.) and Hinsdale Central Tournaments.