GARY │ The Gary Chamber of Commerce on Monday took a step back to 1955, particularly to the Gary Roosevelt and Indianapolis Attucks basketball teams playing in the high school state championship game.
The weekend of Nov. 29 was a watershed moment for celebrating great high school basketball in the Hoosier state.
GARY | Willie Merriweather should be a bitter man.
GARY | Dick Barnett skipped the prom during his senior year at Roosevelt. As classmates in tuxedos passed on their way to the dance, he was outside playing basketball alone, practicing his fade-away jump shot.
Chuck Hughes believes the 1955 Gary Roosevelt and Indianapolis Attucks basketball teams have been kicked aside like an old pair of shoes.
Cincinnati basketball player Oscar Robertson is shown here in February 1959.
Surprising as it may seem to people under the age of 35, NBA excellence was in evidence prior to Michael Jordan's ascent to the top of the basketball world in the 1990s.
The brightest star in the galaxy shined brightly that night. Of course this was back when Hoosier basketball was Hoosier basketball - before the morons outflanked the game and legislated it into powdered recollections.
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