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If you are up on your local basketball history, you certainly know about the Franklin Wonder Five and its historic run to three straight state championships in the early 1920s.

You probably also know about Franklin’s George Crowe, Indiana’s first Mr. Basketball. And you might even know about Greenwood’s John Bass, the state’s third Mr. Basketball.

If you are particularly well-versed in Johnson County’s rich boys basketball tradition, you know that legendary Crispus Attucks coach Ray Crowe starred for Whiteland High School in the 1930s. And you are aware that his younger brother, George, led Franklin to a runner-up finish in the 1939 championship, which sealed the Mr. Basketball award.

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