Pete Trgovich, holding souvenir jackets, played for 1971 Indiana high school state champion East Chicago Washington and later coached E.C, Central to the 2007 Class 4A state title. He also played on UCLA's 1975 national championship squad.
UCLA's Pete Trgovich drives around a Kentucky defender during the 1975 NCAA championship game in San Diego, Calif.
"Pistol" Pete Trgovich was the scorer. Tim Stoddard provided the inside muscle. And Ulysses "Junior" Bridgeman was too often the unsung hero.
EAST CHICAGO | With basketball season here, EastChicagoCommunity.com is celebrating the rich basketball tradition in East Chicago.
Since its closing in 1986, no prep hoops program in the area has even come close to eclipsing the accomplishments of East Chicago Washington's Senators. The program that John "The Hawk" Baratto built is still the best the region can boast of today.
Pete Trgovich in the NBA. I would've paid to see that, wouldn't you?
It was certain to happen, like the changing of seasons.
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