Varsity star in football, basketball and golf at Kokomo…Jr. on the 1944 Wildkat team which reached the final game of the state tournament, losing to Evansville Bosse…the writer John R. Tunis based a popular youth novel of the era, ‘Yeah, Wildkats,’ on that team…as Sr. was All-State in football and basketball, leading NCC in scoring as Kokomo won league title…named Mr. Basketball on 1st post-war All-Star team and signed at Indiana Univ as a 2-sport athlete…undefeated on IU’s freshman football squad, Tom concentrated on basketball…earned 3 letters, including selection as a second-team All-Big Ten as a sophomore.

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