Indiana Mr. Basketball

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Eric Gordon playing for North Central High School (March 5, 2007)

The Indiana Mr. Basketball honor recognizes the top high school basketball player in the state of Indiana. The award is presented annually by The Indianapolis Star.[1] The first Indiana Mr. Basketball was George Crowe of Franklin High School in 1939.[2] The Indiana Mr. Basketball award is the oldest such award in the nation, predating the second oldest by over a decade; California would be the next state with such an award in 1950.[3]

Award winners[edit]

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Year Player High School College NBA/ABA draft
1939 George Crowe Franklin Indiana Central
1940 Ed Schienbein Southport Indiana
1941 John Bass Greenwood
1942 Bud Brown Muncie Burris Georgetown
1943,
1944
No Games
(World War II)
1945 Tom Schwartz Kokomo Indiana
1946 Johnny Wilson Anderson Anderson
1947 Bill Garrett Shelbyville Indiana
1948 Bob Masters Lafayette Jefferson Indiana
1949 Dee Monroe Madison Kentucky
1950 Pat Klein Marion
1951 Tom Harold Muncie Central Colorado
1952 Joe Sexson Indianapolis Tech Purdue
1953 Hallie Bryant Crispus Attucks Indiana
1954 Bobby Plump Milan Butler
1955 Wilson Eison Gary Roosevelt Purdue
1956 Oscar Robertson Crispus Attucks Cincinnati 1960 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 1st overall by the Cincinnati Royals
1957 John Coalman South Bend Central Fordham
1958 Mike McCoy Ft. Wayne South Side Miami (FL)
1959 Jimmy Rayl Kokomo Indiana 1963 NBA Draft: 3rd Rnd, 22nd overall by the Cincinnati Royals
1960 Ron Bonham Muncie Central Cincinnati 1964 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 18th overall by the Boston Celtics
1961 (tie) Tom Van Arsdale Indianapolis Manual Indiana 1965 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 11th overall by the Detroit Pistons
1961 (tie) Dick Van Arsdale Indianapolis Manual Indiana 1965 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 10th overall by the New York Knicks
1962 Larry Humes Madison Evansville
1963 Rick Jones Muncie Central Miami (FL)
1964 Dennis Brady Lafayette Jefferson Purdue
1965 Billy Keller Indianapolis Washington Purdue 1969 NBA Draft: 7th Rnd, 2nd by the Milwaukee Bucks
1966 Rick Mount Lebanon Purdue 1970 ABA Draft: 1st Rnd by the Indiana Pacers

1970 NBA Draft: 8th Rnd, 132nd overall by the Los Angeles Lakers

1967 Willie Long Ft. Wayne South Side New Mexico 1971 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 35th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers
1968 Billy Shepherd Carmel Butler
1969 George McGinnis Indianapolis Washington Indiana (1969–1971) 1971 ABA Draft: Indiana Pacers
1970 Dave Shepherd Carmel Indiana (1970–1972) / Mississippi (1973–1975)
1971 Mike Flynn Jeffersonville Kentucky 1975 NBA Draft: 7th Rnd, 113th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers
1972 Phil Cox Connersville Butler (1972-74) / Gardner–Webb (1974-1976)
1973 Kent Benson New Castle Indiana 1977 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 1st overall by the Milwaukee Bucks
1974 (tie) Steve Collier Southwestern Cincinnati
1974 (tie) Roy Taylor Anderson Youngstown State
1975 Kyle Macy Peru Purdue (1975–1976) / Kentucky (1976–1980) 1979 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 22nd overall by the Phoenix Suns
1976 Dave Colescott Marion North Carolina
1977 Ray Tolbert Madison Heights Indiana 1981 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 18th overall by the New Jersey Nets
1978 David Magley South Bend LaSalle Kansas
1979 Steve Bouchie Washington Indiana
1980 Jim Master Ft. Wayne Harding Kentucky 1984 NBA Draft: 6th Rnd, 127th overall by the Atlanta Hawks
1981 Dan Palombizio Michigan City Rogers Purdue (1981–1983) / Ball State (1984–1986)
1982 Roger Harden Valparaiso Kentucky
1983 Steve Alford New Castle Indiana 1987 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 26th overall by the Dallas Mavericks
1984 (tie) Troy Lewis Anderson Purdue
1984 (tie) Delray Brooks Michigan City Rogers Indiana (1984–1985) / Providence (1986–1988)
1985 Jeff Grose Warsaw Northwestern
1986 Mark Jewell Lafayette Jefferson Evansville
1987 (tie) Jay Edwards Marion Indiana 1989 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 33rd overall by the Los Angeles Clippers
1987 (tie) Lyndon Jones Marion Indiana
1988 Woody Austin Richmond Purdue
1989 Pat Graham Floyd Central Indiana
1990 Damon Bailey Bedford North Lawrence Indiana 1994 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 44th overall by the Indiana Pacers
1991 Glenn Robinson Gary Roosevelt Purdue 1994 NBA Draft 1st Rnd, 1st overall by the Milwaukee Bucks
1992 Charles Macon Michigan City Elston Ohio State (1992–1994) / Central Michigan (1995–1997)
1993 Maurice "Kojak" Fuller Anderson Southern
1994 Bryce Drew Valparaiso Valparaiso 1998 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 16th overall by the Houston Rockets
1995 Damon Frierson Ben Davis Miami (OH)
1996 Kevin Ault Warsaw Missouri State
1997 Luke Recker DeKalb Indiana (1997–1999) / Iowa (2000–2002)
1998 Tom Coverdale Noblesville Indiana
1999 Jason Gardner Indianapolis North Central Arizona
2000 Jared Jeffries Bloomington North Indiana 2002 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 11th overall by the Washington Wizards
2001 Chris Thomas Indianapolis Pike Notre Dame
2002 Sean May Bloomington North North Carolina 2005 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 13th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats
2003 Justin Cage Indianapolis Pike Xavier
2004 A.J. Ratliff Indianapolis North Central Indiana
2005 Luke Zeller Washington Notre Dame
2006 Greg Oden Lawrence North Ohio State 2007 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 1st overall by the Portland Trail Blazers
2007 Eric Gordon Indianapolis North Central Indiana 2008 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 7th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers
2008 Tyler Zeller Washington North Carolina 2012 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 17th overall by the Dallas Mavericks
2009 Jordan Hulls Bloomington South Indiana
2010 Deshaun Thomas Bishop Luers Ohio State 2013 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 58th overall by the San Antonio Spurs
2011 Cody Zeller Washington Indiana 2013 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 4th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats
2012 Gary Harris Hamilton Southeastern Michigan State
2013 Zak Irvin Hamilton Southeastern Michigan
2014 Trey Lyles Indianapolis Tech Kentucky

Awards by school[edit]

School Number of Awards Years
Anderson 4 1946, 1974, 1984, 1993
Marion 4 1950, 1976, *1987, *1987
Washington 4 1979, 2005, 2008, 2011
Indianapolis North Central 3 1999, 2004, 2007
Lafayette Jefferson 3 1948, 1964, 1986
Michigan City 3 1981, 1984, 1992
Muncie Central 3 1951, 1960, 1963
Bloomington North 2 2000, 2002
Carmel 2 1968, 1970
Crispus Attucks 2 1953, 1956
Ft. Wayne South Side 2 1958, 1967
Gary Roosevelt 2 1955, 1991
Hamilton Southeastern 2 2012, 2013
Indianapolis Manual 2 *1961, *1961
Indianapolis Pike 2 2001, 2003
Indianapolis Tech 2 1952, 2014
Indianapolis Washington 2 1965, 1969
Kokomo 2 1945, 1959
Madison 2 1949, 1962
New Castle 2 1973, 1983
Valparaiso 2 1982, 1994
Warsaw 2 1985, 1996
Bedford North Lawrence 1 1990
Ben Davis 1 1995
Bloomington South 1 2009
Bishop Luers 1 2010
Connersville 1 1972
DeKalb 1 1997
Floyd Central 1 1989
Franklin 1 1939
Ft. Wayne Harding 1 1980
Greenwood 1 1941
Jeffersonville 1 1971
Lawrence North 1 2006
Lebanon 1 1966
Madison Heights 1 1977
Milan 1 1954
Muncie Burris 1 1942
Noblesville 1 1998
Peru 1 1975
Richmond 1 1988
Shelbyville 1 1947
South Bend Central 1 1957
South Bend LaSalle 1 1978
Southport 1 1940
Southwestern 1 1974

* - Indicates a tie in which both recipients attended the same school

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