Harry Bohn of Clarendon Hills is in his 42nd year of officiating basketball games. At one time, he worked 40 high school games a year. Now he works 25 high school games and 20 small college games a year. He worked the finals of the state tournament in 1983-85 and worked the Proviso West holiday tournament championship in December.
On top of that, Bohn has served as an Illinois High School Association rules interpreter for 25 years, a head basketball clinician for 10 years and assignment chairman for the South Suburban League for the past 15 years. If anyone knows the game, he does.
"The biggest change has been the speed of the game," Bohn said. "More and more teams play an uptempo game. It evolves from AAU and the kids playing year-round. More kids are capable of playing and playing at a younger age. There are more good athletes at a young age."