Paul Wilhite’s name will soon be on Benton Harbor’s basketball court. His contributions have been visible there for more than 50 years.

The Benton Harbor school board recently approved a measure to name the court after Wilhite, who coached the Tigers’ boys basketball team from 1988-2001 and the girls from 1978-1987. He guided both teams to state finals appearances and had a 268-47 record as boys coach. Counting time spent coaching the junior varsity, Wilhite won nearly 700 games at Benton Harbor.

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