The Golden Age of Indiana High School Basketball


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By Greg Guffey. Softbound.

The years 1945-1959 marked the time when basketball truly became Indiana’s sport. High school basketball bound together communities across the state, and interest in the sport rose to a new level. Enthusiastic fans drove all across the state to see their teams play. It was the time of the Milan/Muncie Central game, the legendary David and Goliath game that was given new fame with the movie Hoosiers. The ’50s also saw the first televised game, the start of the career of Oscar Robertson at Crispus Attucks, and friendly town rivalries to see who would build the state’s biggest gymnasium. It was a time before the massive consolidations of the 1960s and ’70s, with more than 700 teams involved in basketball tournaments.

In this exciting and well-illustrated book, Greg Guffey caputres the flavor of the period and showcases many of the best teams, players, and coahces. The Golden Age of Indiana High School Basketball is a book for all fans of Hoosier hoops.