History Magazine

Indiana Basketball History Magazine- Winter 2021

March 12, 2021

My Dad The Shooter
Written by James W. Strickland MD

Basketball is my game. I come by that naturally, being from Indiana and being my father’s child.

You see, my dad could really shoot a basketball. He developed this skill in the early 1920’s, in Owensville, Indiana, a small southern Indiana town with a population of about 650.

My granddad was a good old-time country doctor who was often called away to tend to the sick, make horse and buggy house calls or deliver babies. So as Dad was growing up, he had a lot of time to himself. He spent it shooting baskets in his back-yard.

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