|Born||September 9, 1950|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||George Washington|
|NBA draft||1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Steve Downing (born September 9, 1950) is an American retired basketball player.
A 6'8" center, Downing, along with teammate George McGinnis, led Indianapolis Washington High School to a 31-0 record and a state championship in 1969. He went on to star at Indiana University, and won the Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball award in 1973 as the best player in the Big Ten Conference. Notable performances included the program's first triple-double: 28 points, 17 rebounds and 10 blocks in an 88-79 win over Michigan at the IU Fieldhouse on February 23, 1971; and 47 points and 25 rebounds in a 90-89 double-overtime victory over Kentucky on December 11, 1971.
Currently Downing is the athletic director at Marian University in Indianapolis.
- Montieth, Mark (January 25, 2017). "For Keller and McGinnis, Memories of Winning State Never Faded". Pacers.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
- Silver Basketball winners
- Miller, Mike (December 22, 2018). "Morgan delivers historic triple double for Hoosiers". Herald-Times Online. The Hoosier Times. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
- "Kentucky vs. Indiana - Saturday, December 11 1971". bigbluehistory.net. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
- Steve Downing at Basketball-Reference.com
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