Tales from the Indiana High School Basketball Locker Room A Collection of the State's Greatest Basketball Stories Ever Told Jeff Washburn, Ben Smith
 
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It’s often said that while Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in Massachusetts, the sport was raised and ultimately came of age in the high schools of Indiana, the state where politics, religion, and sweet corn fall in line behind the game played with the round orange ball. Tales from the Indiana High School Basketball Locker Room, now newly revised, centers on those special people who have played the game—their stories, their passion, their drive for excellence, their laughs, and their tears. This is a book about Lebanon schoolboy hero Rick Mount, the first prep basketball player ever featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated; it’s about Gene Cato, the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s former commissioner whose father—his high school coach—would not put the young scoring phenomenon into a game until his team’s fans demanded it; it’s also about Marion’s “Purple Reign”—consecutive state championships in 1985, 1986, and 1987 when the Giants were the most important game on every opponent’s schedule. John Wooden, Bobby Plump, Steve Alford, Damon Bailey, Gary Harris, Caleb Swanigan, Yogi Ferrell—it’s as easy for an Indiana high school basketball fan to roll the names off the tongue as it is to find the broadcast of a high school game on AM radio on any Friday night during an Indiana winter. Tales from the Indiana High School Basketball Locker Room is not so much about statistics and winning streaks as it is about the personalities and emotions of those who created a phenomenon that became a way of life in the Hoosier State.
TitleTales from the Indiana High School Basketball Locker Room
SubtitleA Collection of the State's Greatest Basketball Stories Ever Told
AuthorJeff Washburn, Ben Smith
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSports Publishing
Published21 November 2017
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781683581369
Pages224
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
ISBNs: 9781683581369 978-1-68358-136-9 Title: tales from the indiana high school basketball locker room category:SPO ISBNs: 9781683581536 978-1-68358-153-6 Title: tales from the indiana high school basketball locker room category:SPO 
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