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Quincy's Lavery to be inducted into Gus Macker Hall of Fame

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Quincy's Mike Lavery got a pleasant surprise at Friday's Quincy Exchange Club luncheon finding out he will be inducted into the Gus Macker Hall of Fame. Quincy's Mike Lavery got a pleasant surprise at Friday's Quincy Exchange Club luncheon finding out he will be inducted into the Gus Macker Hall of Fame.

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- Two months from now Quincy's downtown streets will be a basketball wonderland as the 23rd annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament pays its annual visit to the Gem City.

Scott McNeal, otherwise known as Gus Macker, was at the Quincy Exchange Club luncheon on Friday not only to promote the upcoming event, but to surprise long time volunteer Mike Lavery who will be inducted into the Gus Macker Hall of Fame.

He joins an elite group which includes Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean.

Lavery has spent countless hours making sure Quincy's Macker is one of the best in the country.

"We've raised something approaching $400,000 to put back into our community. (Gus) Macker being a family event we love the whole tone of it and we're most appreciative to all our players, coaches, and volunteers that have helped make it a success," Lavery said.

The Exchange Club also honored the three-time state champion Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team following their perfect run to the Class 3A title.

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