Brian Sloan

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Brian Sloan
College Indiana
Conference Big Ten
Sport Basketball
Position Center
Jersey # 45
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Nationality American
Born 1965
McLeansboro, Illinois
High school McLeansboro
  • Co-captain (1989)
  • IHSA Basketball champions (1984)
  • National champion (1987)
  • Big Ten Conference (1989)

Brian Keith Sloan (born 1965) was a high school and college basketball player during the 1980s. Sloan, a high school center, led McLeansboro High School to an undefeated season in the 1984, Class A IHSA basketball championship. He averaged 20.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per game during the tournament. Sloan was selected as an all-state player for the 1983–84 season, he follows in the footsteps of his father, Jerry, who also was a first-team all-state selection at McLeansboro prior to starring for the University of Evansville and the Chicago Bulls.[1] After leading the Foxes to the championship, Sloan was named Mr. Basketball for 1984 in Illinois.

Sloan went on to play for the Hoosiers of Indiana University for four years, 1984–85 & 1986–1989. He was part of the 1986–87 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team that became champions of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Sloan scored 181 career points while averaging 1.6 rebounds per game during his time at IU.[2][3]

After playing college basketball under Coach Bob Knight serving as co-captain of the 1989 Big Ten champion Hoosiers, Sloan played professional basketball in Taiwan for one season. Following his pro career, Sloan went back to IU to complete medical school where he graduated in 1997. His residency in Emergency Medicine was completed in 2000, also from Indiana. Sloan was awarded the 2000 resident teacher of the year.

Sloan is married (Leslie) and has three children (Grant, Megan, and Ben).


  1. ^ All-State List
  2. ^ Hoosier Stat Index Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia By Jason Hiner, Dick Van Arsdale ISBN 1-58261-760-0
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marty Simmons
Illinois Mr. Basketball Award Winner
Succeeded by
Ed Horton