History And Facts


  • FCHEBL 2015  will be the 19th consecutive year
  • Over 2000 boy and girl players have attended FCHEBL.
  • Since 1997, players from 402 high schools in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois have attended FCHEBL. (Boys have represented 194 schools and girls 208 schools)
  • Over 1000 visits have been made by college coaches during the past 16 years.
  • College coaches from Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Georgia, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Utah, and Michigan have attended in the past.
  • During FCHEBL 2012 a total of 27 HS conferences for girls and 26 conferences for boys from WI & IL participated in FCHEBL.
  • The majority of the players are honors students and rank high in their class.
  • Many of the players return to FCHEBL for the second year. A talented few have attended 4 years!
  • FCHEBL: World's only basketball league to have two participants to reach the Men's & Women's Division 1 Final Four in the same year.
    • Steve Novak, Marquette & current Knicks player, was also the Men's three-point shooting contest champion.
    • Misty (Bass) Williams, Duke & member of WNBA was the captain of the 2006 NCAA runner-up team.
  • Another former FCHEBL player won the NCAA Final Four Division II Championship- Jenny Steffen was a member of the Grand Valley, MI, National Championship team.