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All In-State Bobby Knight Team — The best Indiana-bred basketball players to suit up for The General at IU

By: , March 25, 2020, 1:28 pm


The best Indiana-bred basketball players to suit up for The General at IU

G Steve Alford (New Castle, at IU 1983-87) — The ultimate Hoosierland hoopster, best shooter of the Knight era, definition of a winner.

G Randy Wittman (Ben Davis, at IU 1978-83) — Man, could this guy tickle the twine — automatic shooting the rock.

G Bobby Wilkerson (Madison Heights, at IU 1972-76) — Thoroughbred baseline to baseline, tireless on both ends of the floor.

G Jay Edwards (Marion, at IU 1987-89) — Pound-for-pound one of the elite playmakers to ever to wear an IU uniform.

F Ray Tolbert (Madison Heights, at IU 1977-81) —Gritty and smooth at the same time at the power forward spot.

F Calbert Cheaney (Evansville Harrison, at IU 1989-93) — Southpaw assassin on the wing.

C Kent Benson (New Castle, at IU 1973-77) — So hard to handle in the paint, held down the middle like few ever to play for the General.

C Landon Turner (Indianapolis Arsenal, at IU 1978-81) — As naturally gifted with his back to the basket as any Hoosier big man in history.

F Alan Henderson (Indianapolis Brebeuf, at IU 1991-95) — The epitome of efficiency out of the frontcourt.

F Ted Kitchel (Cass, at IU 1978-83) — One of the most improved players Knight coached, made huge strides in his game under the General’s tutelage.

F Brian Evans (Terre Haute South, at IU 1992-96) — Lefty gunner who was tough as nails.

G Greg Graham (Warren Central, at IU 1989-93) — One of the most underrated Hoosier hoopsters of all-time, rock-steady consistency.

G Mike Woodson (Broad Ripple, at IU 1976-80) — Incredibly high hardwood IQ and high motor, gritty scorer.

C Steve Downing (Indianapolis Washington, at IU 1970-73) — Fearless patrolling the post , intense competitor.

F Tom Abernethy (South Bend St. Joseph’s, at IU 1972-76) — Flawless fundamentals at the small forward position.



G Damon Bailey (Bedford North Lawrence, IU 1991-94) — The quintessential heartland schoolboy legend.

G Steve Green (Silver Creek, at IU 1971-75) — The recruit that started it all.

G Dan Dakich (Merrillville, at IU 1981-85) — The Jordan Stopper.

G John Laskowski (South Bend St. Joseph’s, at IU 1972-75) — The No. 1 sixth man of the Knight era.

F Matt Nover (Chesterton, at IU 1989-93) — Played with a chip on his shoulder and played Ricky Rowe in “Blue Chips.”