10/29/2003 12:00 AM

Pucko to Join Tournament Hall

By: Mike Hedeen

Pucko to Join Tournament Hall

R News Sports anchor Bill Pucko becomes just the second media member to be inducted to the JPMorgan Chase Scholarship Basketball Tournament Hall of Fame.

The veteran sportscaster will be inducted during the tournament's seedings and pairings dinner January 11th.

Bill is a 1974 graduate of Ithaca College and a two time winner of the Rochester Press-Radio Club's Sportscaster of the Year Award. This will be the 24th year Pucko has covered the Chase Tournament.

Joining Bill in the Hall of Fame is former SUNY-Geneseo star Jim Clar. The Gates Chili High School grad led the Blue Knights to their first Chase title in 1989, earning MVP honors. Clar is Geneseo's all-time leader in points, assists, and steals.

The JPMorgan Chase Scholarship Basketball Tournament is the oldest running NCAA Division III tourey in the nation. The 38th annual event is January 13-17.