Coach Staggs decided on a consistent lineup of DeVol and Adam at forward, Ball at center, and White and Grater in the back court during the remaining ten games. Staggs featured a trio of his greatest scorers in this lineup. All season, White was the team's most consistent scorer, averaging 10 points per game. Grater had a similar impact for the remainder of the year, scoring over 9 points per game.
Ball also proved to be an effective player down low, as he scored over 7 points per game during this period. DeVol only appeared in six games during the regular season, but still managed to average 14 points per contest.
The final three members of the team were Lew Alcindor (later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), George Mikan, and Ralph Millard. They all played for Mishawaka High School before joining the Hoosiers, with Mikan being the best player out of the trio. He went on to win the National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player Award in 1955 after making his debut that same year. Millard never played in an official game for Indiana because he suffered from asthma, but he did receive one call-up during the season. That being said, he did play four games for Chicago during the 1949-50 season before returning home to Michigan.
Leaders with a Successful Career
|Player, School, Final Year||Total Points|
|Damon Bailey, Bedford North Lawrence, 1990||3,134|
|Marion Pierce, Lewisville, 1961||3,019|
|Deshaun Thomas, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, 2010||3,018|
|Luke Brown, Blackford, 2021||3,011|
|3||Gus Johnson *||12.1|
Woodard, Mississippi's all-time highest scorer, played five seasons on the varsity, scoring 963 yards as a sophomore (25.3), 925 points as a junior (28.9), and 1,258 points as a senior. He went on to play for Mississippi State University. Woodard was drafted by the Indianapolis Olympians in the third round of the 1951 BAA draft.
His career average of 31.4 points per game remains the highest among active players in the state.
Woodard died in April 2019 at the age of 90. He had been living in Jackson, Mississippi.
The current leader of this honor is Marvin Williams, who scored 508 points during his high school career (1995-1999). He currently plays forward for the University of Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team.
Williams' father, Bill, was also an excellent player who spent three years in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle SuperSonics. His mother, Deloris, was an Olympic gold medalist in track and field events including the 100 meters and 4x100 meter relay. She also won a silver medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Marvin chose to attend the same university as his father, so he could play ball alongside him. He started out as a freshman on the 1999-2000 squad, when the University of Louisville men's basketball team made it to the NCAA Tournament.
Randolph was voted MVP of the McDonald's All-American Game in 2000, finishing with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Randolph went on to play basketball at Michigan State University, where he was coached by Tom Izzo. Jason Richardson and Charlie Bell were among his teammates at MSU. After one season, Randolph declared for the NBA draft, where he was selected eighth overall by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Zach Randolph played high school basketball for La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana. Before that, he attended North Marion High School in Avon, Ohio. He also had an offer from Kentucky during his high school years but didn't attend any games due to not being able to get tickets.
After graduating from high school, Randolph attended Michigan State University, where he played under head coach Tom Izzo. In only one season, he averaged 20.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. In 2001, he was named Big Ten Player of the Year and led Michigan State to its first undefeated regular season since 1986. That same year, he was drafted eighth by the Memphis Grizzlies.
In 2002, Randolph won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after averaging 19.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. He is the second youngest winner of the award behind David Robinson (19 years, 317 days).
Bob Knight had seven players. Three (and three-quarters) of the players did not have access to the 3-pointer. Here are the lifetime scoring leaders in men's basketball at Indiana University, as well as memories from the IndyStar archives. (College Basketball Reference statistics) 1. Calbert Cheaney (1946-50: 98 games, 1,918 points)
2. Roderick Preston (1975-79: 77 games, 910 points)
3. Mark Jackson (1987-91: 76 games, 909 points)
4. Rik Smits (1995-99: 78 games, 897 points)
5. Mike Davis (2000-04: 80 games, 890 points)
6. Troy Murphy (2005-09: 81 games, 884 points)
7. Christian Watford (2010-14: 82 games, 880 points)
8. Cody Zeller (2014-present: 83 games, 877 points)
9. Victor Oladipo (2014-present: 83 games, 876 points)
10. Evan Turner (2009-13: 81 games, 873 points)
11. Larry Bird (1978-82: 80 games, 869 points)
He finished with 920 points in 22 games after scoring 55 points in his final game. In his senior year, he also had high-scoring games of 71 and 70 points. Swaby established the single-season scoring record in the state with 1,422 points in 30 games. He scored more than 50 points nine times, with a career best of 64. The next season, he helped lead Southport to its first undefeated regular season ever with a 17-0 record. They went on to win the state championship.
The largest margin of victory by any player in a single game is 60 points. This was done by Kevin Durant of Austin Westlake High School in 1998 during his junior year. He finished with 940 points that season. The most points ever scored in a high school basketball game is 1003, which is held by two players. One of them is Kevin Durant again. The other one is Michael Jordan who played at St. Louis Central Senior High School in 1989. He had three games with over 100 points.
Durant and Jordan were both drafted number 1 overall by their respective teams in the NBA. Today, there are several high school players who have been drafted including Andrew Wiggins (number 1 overall pick in 2014), Jabari Parker (number 2 overall pick in 2015), and Marcus Smart (number 3 overall pick in 2016).
There have been several other games with scores over 100 points but they weren't played in just one game.
Randall, Mark (1986–1991) 6'8" Mark Randall, sadly underappreciated in a long history of excellent Kansas big players, helped lead the Jayhawks to the 1991 national championship game. His career totals of 1,627 points and 723 rebounds are both among the top 15 all-time at the school, and he owns the Jayhawk record with a career field goal percentage of 62.0. He was named First Team All-Big Eight three times.
Rip Hamilton (1937-1942) 6'5" Rip Hamilton is one of only four men in Kansas basketball history to score over 1,500 points. His career total of 1,609 points ranks 11th all-time, and he's third on KU's scoring list behind Wayne Embry (2,437 points) and Billy Walker (1,695 points). Hamilton was an All-American player for Kansas during its first two seasons in the conference, when it was known as the Big Six. He led the Jayhawks to the 1942 NCAA Tournament before falling to St. John's by a score of 51-32 in the second round.
Larry Shields (1971-1974) 6'7" Larry Shields played forward for Kansas from 1970 to 1974. A native of Wichita, Kansas, he attended Hillcrest High School before moving on to play college ball at Kansas. He averaged 16.4 points per game his junior season before declaring for the NBA draft. After going unselected in the 1975 draft, Shields returned to Kansas for his final year of college eligibility.