The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame of ceremony is Saturday. These 18 inductees have local ties. (2023)

Mark Stewart|Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Some of the most successful players and coaches will be honored Saturday at the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame ceremony atGlacier Canyon Lodge of the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

Here is the list.

High school coaches:Dan Burreson, Mineral Point; Andrew Cerroni, Sussex Hamilton; Greg Dull, Tomah-Sparta-Brookwood; John Gaier, Neillsville; Judy Harms, Whitewater; Marquis Hines, Milwaukee Vincent;Mike Hopkins, Darlington; Mark Meerstein, Green Bay NEW Lutheran; Sally Miller, Milwaukee Hamilton; Arnie Oelke, Fall River; Bill Scasny, DHSA-Homestead-Sussex Hamilton

College coaches:Eddie Andrist, Mount Senario-UW Stout; Terri Mitchell, Marquette University

High school assistant coaches:Bill Kinziger, Clintonville; Mike McGivern, Dominican-Calvary Baptist-Martin Luther.

Boys players:Travis Diener, Fond du Lac-Marquette University; Percy Eddie, Milwaukee Tech; Devin Harris, Wauwatosa East-University of Wisconsin; Paul Johnson, Orfordville-Parkview; Harvey Knuckles, Racine St. Catherine’s; John Stone, Whitefish Bay; Marshall Williams, Milwaukee Vincent

Girls players: Sabrina Brooks, Bay View-University of Nebraska; Christine (Gutierrez) Keller,Milwaukee Pius XI; Jean Joppe, Green Bay West-Purdue; Nicole (Luchsinger) Anders, Janesville Parker-UW Milwaukee; Janel McCarville, Stevens Point-University of Minnesota; Cheryl (Orcholski) Mohr, Milwaukee Hamilton

Friend of basketball: Damon (Ryan) Cattani, Manitowoc; Ritchie Davis, Kaukauna

Officials:Robin Last, Green Bay; Wesley Porter II, Milwaukee

Here is a closer look at the inductees with Milwaukee-area ties.

Sabrina Brooks, Milwaukee Bay View

A four-year starter who earned all-City distinction three times, Brooks went on become a standout at the junior college and Division I levels. She averaged 24 points to help Moberly (Missouri) Community College win a national title in 1987and then played at Nebraska for two seasons. As a junior, she averaged 12.2 points per game to helpthe Cornhuskers win their first Big Eight Conference championship and make their first NCAA Tournament appearance. She went on to coach and teach in Milwaukee Public Schools and was an assistant coach at Milwaukee Washington when it won state titles in 1990 and ’93.

Andy Cerroni, Arrowhead and Sussex Hamilton

The upcoming season will be Cerroni's 34th as a head coach. He has the distinction of leading two schools to the state tournament, taking Arrowhead in 1992 and Hamilton in 2017. He also has the distinction of coaching an area player of the year at each school: Jim Secretarski at Arrowhead in 1994 and Patrick Baldwin Jr. in 2020. Overall his teams have won three conference titles and reached the sectional final six times.

Richie Davis, Wisconsin Playground Club

Davis attended grade school in Bloomer and college at UW-Superior, but he impacted many local players through grassroots basketball. He spent 27 years with the club before his death in January at age 48 and had emergedas a respected voice nationally while helping 235 players earn Division I or Division II scholarships.

Travis Diener, Fond du Lac, Marquette

The former Golden Eagles standout joins his uncles, Dick, the former coach at Fond du Lac, and Tom, who enjoyed successful runs at Milwaukee Vincent, Milwaukee Hamilton and Cedarburg, in the hall of fame. Travis made it based on his résumé as a player, which included a Parade All-American honor as a high school senior, a college career worthy of induction into the Marquette University hall of fame and a five-year NBA career.

Percy Eddie, Milwaukee Tech

When the Trojans last won a state championship in 1983, Eddie, 6-foot-6 as a senior, was the team’s starting center. He went on to become two-time all-conference player at Colby (Kansas) Community College, where he was the school’s most valuable player as a senior and one of its top 15 scorers all-time. From there heplayed two seasons at Kansas State and then professionally in Japan.

Devin Harris, Wauwatosa East, Wisconsin

The high school state player of the year as a senior in 2001, Harris went on to star at the University of Wisconsin, where he started every game during his three season and earned Big Ten player of the year and second-team All-American honors in 2004. He spent 16 years in the NBA, helping Dallas reach the NBA Finals in 2006 and earning selection to the All-Star Game in 2009.

Marquis Hines, Milwaukee Vincent

Hines' runas the girls coach at Vincent was oneof the great onesin state history. The Vikings won Division 1 state titles from 2007-09 and reached the state semifinals in 2010. He also had stints as the head boys coach at Messmer, Homestead and Vincent and this season served as an assistant coach at Martin Luther. He was also a standout player at Dominican andwent on to play for Dick Bennett at UW-Green Bay.

Christine (Gutierrez) Keller, Pius XI

Keller is the fifthPius XI girls player inducted into the hall of fame. Her tenure with the Popes crossed the school’s time in the Wisconsin Independent Schools Athletic Association and its start in the WIAA. She helped Pius win the last two WISAA Division 1 championships. Her senior year, Pius’first in the WIAA, was cut short due to a shoulder injury. She went on to play at UW-Milwaukee and had a handful of experiences coaching at the high school and college levels.

Harvey Knuckles, Racine St. Catherine’s

After a standout career with the Angels, the 6-6 forward embarked on a career at Toledo that included Mid-American Conference titles in 1979, ’80 and 81. He was the conference player of the year as a seniorand was inducted into the university’s athletic hall of fame in 1993.He was picked in the second round of the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Nicole (Luchsinger) Anders, Janesville Parker, UW-Milwaukee

As a high school standout, she led Parker on a state tournament run in1996 that ended with a loss to Milwaukee Washington in the final. At UW-Milwaukee she was an all-defensive selection in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference who helped the team reach the NCAA Tournament in 2001.

Mike McGivern, Dominican,Martin Luther

McGivern, known by many for his work as a radio host on WSSP, is being inducted for his work as an assistant coach. He helped Paul Wollersheim win state titles at Dominican in 2004 and ’06 and at Martin Luther in 2019 plus helped Menomonee Falls Calvary Baptist win three Wisconsin Association of Christian Schools titles (2007-09).

Sally Miller, Milwaukee Hamilton

The first girls basketball coach in Wildcats history, Miller's run actually started two years before the district adopted girls sports in 1974. During those seasons, she coached the girls at Bell Middle School, which fed into Hamilton. When Hamilton was looking for its first coach, Miller, having already worked with the girls, applied. She coached for 30 seasons before retiring in 2004. She led Hamilton to the state tournament in 1977 and ’80, 10 regional titles and five conference championships.

Terri Mitchell, Marquette

During her 18 years as the Golden Eagles head coach, they went 348-215 (.618) and played in the postseason 15 times. Seven of those trips were to the NCAA Tournament. She was named Conference USA coach of the year in 1998 and 2000 and Big East coach of the year in 2007. She is currently the associate head coach at Pittsburgh.

Cheryl (Orcholski) Mohr, Milwaukee Hamilton

The 1980 graduate was one of the first stars of the Wildcats program, helping itreach the state tournament in 1977 and ’80. She went on to play at Arkansas. The Razorbacks won 78 games in her four seasons, including a 67-27 record in her final three years. Her 1,239 points ranks 19th in school history. She started Higher Level Camps out of Fond du Lac in 1995, a program she still runs.

Wesley Porter II, official

The officiating veteran worked 12 WIAA state tournaments and served for three years on the WIAA’s Advisory Board. He also has officiated three Division III conferences and one Division II league.

Bill Scasny, DSHA, Homestead, Sussex Hamilton

A winner of 67% of his games in 26 seasons as a girls head coach, Scasny compiled a 407-201 record. He got his start at Divine Savior Holy Angels in 1990. He went 226-103 in 14 seasons, winning five conference titles,finishingsecond in the WISAA state tournament in 1995 and ’97 and winning a championship in ’96. He also led the Dashers to WIAA state tournament appearances in 2002 and '03.He coached at Homestead from 2004-09, and after spending a few seasons as a boys assistant at New Berlin Westreturned to the girls game in 2013 as the head coach at Hamilton. The Chargers went 119-50 (.704) during his seven seasons with conference titles in 2013, ’17 and ’18.

John Stone, Whitefish Bay

Stone, a 1959 Bay graduate, scored 1,433 points in three seasons, a school scoring record that he owned until this past season. He averaged 32.8 points as a senior when he led Bay to an undefeated regular-season record. He lettered at Marquette University as a junior and senior and was team captain his senior season (1964). He later coached Bay’s girls team for three seasons, helping it reach the state tournament in 1997.

Marshall Williams, Milwaukee Vincent

The 6-5 forward was on the ground floor of the Vikings’ dynasty, scoring 1,459 points from 1995-99. Vincent won Division 1 state titles in ’96, ’97 and ’98 and reached the state semifinals in ’99. His last-second basket in the 1998 final clinched a two-point win over Middleton in the first state tournament played at the Kohl Center in Madison. He was an all-state selection his final three seasons, receiving the WBCA’s Mr. Basketball honor as the state’s top player as a senior. He signed with North Carolina State and finished his career at Georgetown College in Kentucky, where he was an NAIA All-American as a senior.

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