A well-deserved honor is being given to a man with the voice of local sports for decades both in print and on the air.

Mike McManus, is being inducted into the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame.

McManus will be a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2021 after the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association selected him for the honor.

I’ve had the privilege of working with Mike both at the Morning Sentinel and here at Withers Broadcasting.

He has a spectacular talent for sharing his excitement of the sport and of the game with the listener and the reader.

For nearly two decades Mike shared his love and knowledge of all things sports-related with readers of the Morning Sentinel and the listeners of Withers Broadcasting.

Listening to Mike call a game was as close as you could get to actually sitting in the stands and his excitement over an Orphans win was absolutely contagious.

Congratulations to Mike McManus for the well-deserved honor of being selected for the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame.

— Monica Seals