Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners
1994-95 Manual Boy's Basketball Team

Manual coached by first year head coach, Wayne McClain (GPSHOF class of 2015) successfully defended its state title with a 65-53 victory over Thornton of Harvey in the finals.  Thornton was also led by a 1st year coach, Rocky Hill.  Following up their solid contributions at the previous year’s tournament, Ivan Watson and Willie Coleman provided stellar play and were both named the All-Tournament 1st Team.  The duo combined for 43 points in the championship game. Coleman was selected to the All-State Team and Watson received honorable mention All-State recognition.  The Rams finished the season with a 32-2 record.  After 1994-1995 season, the tournament moved from Champaign to Peoria, but the site change could not stop the Rams amazing streak of successful title defenses.