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Our prestigious Classic is among the highlights of the high school basketball season. Played each December in New Castle, make plans to attend our 2016 City Securities Hall of Fame Classic to see the best of Indiana high school girls and boys basketball!
From the beginnings of basketball in Indiana in the 1890s to modern times, a visit to our 14,000 square foot New Castle museum will be a history lesson on the tradition, passion, and culture that comprises basketball in Indiana.
Our enshrinement hall profiles the legends of Indiana basketball. From Wooden, Bird, The Big O, and LaTaunya Pollard to the other men and women who have made Indiana basketball great, you will find career information on each of our inductees.
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Chandler is located in Warrick County about five miles west of the county seat Boonville and thirteen miles east of downtown Evansville and today has a population of about 2900. Chandler High School first played in the state tournament in 1925 in the Evansville sectional, the Panthers were matched up with archrival and county foe Boonville, losing 22-19.
Any Hoosier remotely interested in the history of the state that became known as “the basketball state” is usually well informed about the Milan Miracle that took place in Butler Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on March 20, 1954. It is the story of a small rural town in southeastern Indiana and how it pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history by winning the Indiana high school basketball state championship. In fact, the movie Hoosiers has helped to keep this famous game alive which pitted little Milan against powerful and heavily favored Muncie Central. Milan won 32-30 on a last second jump shot by the last of the small town heroes, Bobby Plump.