Steve Downing

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Steve Downing
Personal information
Born (1950-09-09) September 9, 1950 (age 68)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolGeorge Washington
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
CollegeIndiana (1970–1973)
NBA draft1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1973–1974
Career history
19731974Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

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.[1] 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.[2] 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;[3] and 47 points and 25 rebounds in a 90-89 double-overtime victory over Kentucky on December 11, 1971.[4]

Downing later played one season for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He averaged 2.4 points per game in his professional career and won an NBA Championship ring in 1974.[5]

Currently Downing is the athletic director at Marian University in Indianapolis.


  1. ^ Montieth, Mark (January 25, 2017). "For Keller and McGinnis, Memories of Winning State Never Faded". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Silver Basketball winners
  3. ^ Miller, Mike (December 22, 2018). "Morgan delivers historic triple double for Hoosiers". Herald-Times Online. The Hoosier Times. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Kentucky vs. Indiana - Saturday, December 11 1971". Retrieved December 23, 2018.
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