Bobby Plump

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Bobby Gene Plump
College Butler
Conference Independent
Sport Basketball
Baseball
Position Guard
Career 1955–1958
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Nationality USA
Born (1936-09-09) September 9, 1936 (age 77)
Pierceville, Indiana
High school Milan High School,
Milan, Indiana
Career highlights
Awards
1954 Indiana Mr. Basketball award
1954 Trester Medal for Mental Attitude
Honors
1957 Most Valuable Player (Butler)
1958 Most Valuable Player (Butler)
1958 Member College Basketball All Star Team
1981 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee
Championships
1954 IHSAA State Championship
Tournaments
1953 IHSAA State Tournament (Milan)
1954 IHSAA State Tournament (Milan)
1958 National Invitation Tournament (Butler)

Bobby Gene Plump (born September 9, 1936) was a member of the Milan High School basketball team that won the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) State Tournament in 1954. Plump was named one of the most noteworthy Hoosiers of the 20th century by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. He was also one of the 50 greatest sports figures from Indiana in the 20th century, according to Sports Illustrated.

After graduating from Butler University, he played three years for Phillips 66 of the National Industrial Basketball League. Following his professional sports career with Phillips 66, he began a near forty-year career in the life insurance and financial consulting industry. After retiring from that career, he established "Plump's Last Shot", a restaurant in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis, Indiana.[1]

Bobby Plump and his high school teammates were the inspiration behind the film Hoosiers with Gene Hackman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pete Thamel (2010-03-30). "Tales of Indiana Hoops, as Told by the 'Hoosier'". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Pieratt, Marty and Ken Honeywell Bobby Plump: last of the small town heroes, Indianapolis, IN: Good Morning Pub., 1997

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