Peter Webb, a member of the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame who recently retired after 27 years as the state’s commissioner of basketball, is recovering at Maine Medical Center after suffering a brain aneurysm last Friday at his home in Stetson.

A longtime officiating colleague, Barry Fuller of Bowdoinham, said Webb, 82, was flown Saturday from Bangor to Portland for intensive care.

A notice on the Eastern Maine Board of Approved Basketball Officials said Webb is not currently receiving visitors at the hospital “but if you could keep him in your thoughts and prayers we’re sure it would be much appreciated by both (him) and his family.”

A spokesperson for Maine Medical Center said she had no information to release concerning Webb or his condition.

As Maine’s basketball commissioner, Webb oversaw the selection, assignment and supervision of officials for the Maine Principals’ Association state tournaments. For 17 years, he also served as coordinator of rules interpreters for the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials. He officiated more than 1,500 basketball games and was also a high school baseball and softball umpire.


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