BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Welcome again to our summer time collection the place Hoosier basketball followers can vote on their favourite Indiana gamers to ever put on every quantity. Right now, we resume with all the perfect to put on No. 11.
Day-after-day we will provide you with 4 selections together with a brief participant bio to select your favourite Hoosier who wore a sure quantity.
Listed below are your 4 No. 11 jersey selections in alphabetical order in order that we’re not exhibiting bias. You should definitely take the ballot beneath by way of Twitter.
(Editor’s Observe: We’ll take outcomes for 48 hours on the ballot after which share outcomes on this story the following day, so preserve coming again to see the outcomes.)
Yogi Ferrell (2012-16)
Level guard Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell out of Park Tudor in Indianapolis ranked No. 2 on the level guard place by Rivals.com coming into Indiana. He lived as much as all of the hype beginning all 36 video games in his freshman season and had two boards, one help and one steal within the Candy 16 versus Syracuse.
Former head coach Tom Crean’s crew ranked No. 1 for 10 weeks that season for the primary time holding the highest spot since 1993.
In summer time of 2013, Ferrell joined teammate Will Sheehey within the World College Video games held in Kazan, Russia earlier than heading residence to Bloomington for Ferrell’s sophomore season.
The Hoosiers did not make the match that season however superior to the Second Spherical the next yr the place Ferrell dropped a surprising 24 factors in opposition to Wichita State earlier than the WuShocks despatched Indiana packing.
For Ferrell’s senior season, the Hoosiers superior to the Candy 16 by upsetting the No. 4 seed Kentucky within the second spherical. High-seeded North Carolina defeated the Hoosiers regardless of Ferrell dropping a private 25 factors in Crean’s closing NCAA Event sport at Indiana.
Ferrell’s honors checklist is lengthy however a couple of of essentially the most notable embody the 2015-16 Indiana Male Athlete of the 12 months, USA Right now All-American Second Staff and a unanimous First Staff All-Huge Ten honor by coaches and media.
Should you want extra, simply check out Indiana’s report e-book and see what number of occasions Ferrell pops up. Trace: rather a lot.
Ferrell has had loads of stints with numerous NBA groups however at present performs with Slovenian membership Cedevita Olimpija of the ABA League.
Dane Fife (1998-02)
Guard Dane Fife from Clarkston, Mich. began in 104 out of 131 video games for Indiana logging 3,524 whole minutes capturing 43.6 % from the sector and 69.5 % from the free-throw line.
Below head coach Bob Knight, Fife and the Hoosiers made the match all 4 of Fife’s seasons with Indiana. In Fife’s senior season, the Hoosiers entered the NCAA Event as a No. 5 seed and knocked off top-seeded Duke by one level within the Candy 16.
Finally, Indiana settled for NCAA runner-up to Maryland, 12 factors in need of a championship.
Following his collegiate profession, Fife was named an assistant for Indiana basketball underneath coach Mike Davis earlier than serving in a few different teaching positions elsewhere and circling again to Indiana as an assistant in 2021. In March of 2022, head coach Mike Woodson introduced Fife wouldn’t be on workers anymore.
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Devonte Inexperienced (2016-20)
North Babylon, N.Y. native Devonte Inexperienced was a constant guard for Indiana. Though he solely began 31 occasions in his Hoosiers profession, he put up nice numbers off the bench scoring 954 profession factors, which ranks fifty fifth in Indiana historical past, with 257 whole assists.
In Inexperienced’s senior season, he was named crew captain. Inexperienced continued to point out his robust management abilities on the courtroom by dominating from the three-point line his closing yr main the crew with 59 triples.
His greatest sport got here versus Florida State the place he scored a career-high 30 factors going 5-for-7 from three. To place this in perspective, these numbers had been all from off the bench! The 30 factors had been essentially the most by a Hoosier participant off the bench since Matt Roth’s 29 versus Ohio State in 2009.
Isiah Thomas (1979-81)
Chicago, Unwell. guard Isiah Thomas performed in and began 63 video games for the Hoosiers totaling 968 factors, 356 assists whereas capturing 53.4 % from the sector.
Thomas performed alongside present head coach Mike Woodson within the 1979-80 season. Woodson was simply in need of being on the following yr’s crew that might make historical past.
The Hoosiers took care of Maryland, College of Alabama at Birmingham, St. Joseph’s, LSU and eventually North Carolina to take residence their fourth NCAA title and former coach Bob Knight’s second with Indiana in 1981.
Thomas was named the match’s most excellent participant and was later picked second total by the Detroit Pistons within the 1981 NBA draft the place he performed from 1981-94.
Honorable point out:
Dan Dakich (1981-85)
We could not not embody guard Dan Dakich from Merrillville, Ind. First let’s temporary you together with his basketball profession. Dakich began in 29 video games for the Hoosiers totaling 356 whole factors capturing 51.7 % from the sector.
For 3 of Dakich’s seasons at Indiana, the Hoosiers made the NCAA Event. Within the 1983-84 season, Indiana superior to tackle the No. 1 seed North Carolina within the Candy 16. Dakich led the Hoosiers in defensive effort shutting down Michael Jordan to advance to the Elite Eight, shedding to Virginia by two factors.
Dakich entered a training profession each at Indiana as graduate assistant coach underneath Bob Knight and later head coach at Bowling Inexperienced State College.
Maybe him from the Dan Dakich present on Indianapolis radio station WFNI, ESPN radio affiliate, 1070 The fan.
All-time No. 11’s at Indiana
Listed below are all the gamers who’ve worn No. 11 at Indiana:
- Shaan Burke — (2021-current)
- Devonte Inexperienced — (2016-20)
- Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell — (2012-16)
- Daniel Moore — (2008-12)
- Errek Suhr — (2003-07)
- Joe Haarman — (2002-03)
- Dane Fife — (1998-02)
- Malcom Sims — (1992-93)
- Todd Jadlow — (1985-89)
- Dan Dakich — (1981-85)
- Isiah Thomas — (1979-81)
- Invoice Tosheff — (1949-51)
- Gene Ring — (1948-51)
- Lou Jensen — (1947-48)
- Tom Schwartz — (1947-49)
- Jack Mercer — (1943-45)
- James Smith — (1942-43)
- William Torphy — (1939-42)
- Everett Hoffman — (1939-42)
- Robert Hansen — (1938-39)
- James Fausch — (1937-38)
- Ralph Dorsey — (1936-40)
- Charles Scott — (1933-36
- Bernard Miller — (1928-31)
- Harold Sanford — (1921-24)
Vote in your favourite No. 11 on Twitter
You can vote on Twitter in your favourite participant with every quantity. Here is the hyperlink to at this time’s ballot for No. 11.