Best Players in Indiana Basketball History

There are many well-known basketballers from Indiana. The region has been able to produce some of the best players of all time. Many talented people in the locality are still being realized and because of that Indiana have enjoyed continued success in this game. Personally, I have been watching this game since I was a kid, and I have realized that a lot has changed over the period of time I have been a fan of this game. More skilled and famous players are coming up every day. This has led to high competition among the players.  Some of the most talented players from Indiana include the following:

D.J. White

Despite facing a lot of challenges in this life he has been able to succeed in his career. He faced significant injuries during his career where he had to spot playing for a particular time. He was also coached by many people since his coaches kept on changing after a short period of time. Despite all that he was named among the Big Ten Players of the Year and later become a candidate for Wooden Award and also Naismith Award.

Apart from that, he was also able to achieve 56.2% career field goal. The score was good enough to rank him the second of all times in Hoosier history. Many players have not been able to achieve what he was able to achieve in his entire career.

Don Schlundt

He is one of the legends being celebrated by many people up to date. Many players look up to him to date. Don was the first three-time All-America from Indiana. He won the title for three years continues, in the same period he also worn Big-Ten scoring titles three times. This made him outshine his peers since no one from Indiana had ever done so in the history of basketball.

At one point in his career, he held more than eight separates records for his team. All this success was facilitated by the fact that he trained very well, and he also had a good coach who guided him on how best he could play during tournaments. Later in his career, he broke a record which lasted for more than 32 years. It was later broken by Steve Alford at the top of his career. Unlike many other players in basketball never has ever held a record for an extended period of time like Don.

Apart from all that he also led his team Hoosiers to the national championship a number of times.

Steve Alford

He is one of the players who have helped the Hoosier team win a number of tournaments. He was well known for his good three pointers skills. With his skills, he helped his team to win their fifth national title against their opponents. The game ended on a very high note where they won with 23 points.

In the year 1986 and 1987, he was named among the Big Ten Players of the Year. This was a major achievement in his career since it was the first award. Apart from that, he was also named as All-American in both years.

Scott May

Scott is one of the successful players the country has ever encountered before in this gane. In his career, he supported the USA team to win a gold medal against other opponents. This happened in his senior year. Later in his career, he was named an All-American in the year 1975. Keeping in mind he had a high competition during that here from some of the best players, it was a significant achievement for him. In the year 1976, he also won the NCAA player and for the second time All-American.

Isiah Thomas

During his final year, he was named as an All-American. He helped his team to win back to back Big Ten championship which was not common those days. In his final year, he was able to record a total of 197 in a single season. Later in 1981 he was honored as an outstanding player after he scored 23 points in a single game. Many fans think he is arguably the best basketball player ever to wear the cream and crimson.