Effort being made to get former local great into basketball hall



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1941 Mr Basketball John Bass of Greenwood. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


1941 Mr Basketball John Bass of Greenwood. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Attempting to unearth information on a basketball player whose final high school points were scored 73 years ago can provide interesting peeks into yesterday.

John Mark Bass graduated from Greenwood High School in 1941. A three-time Johnson County scoring champion, the hard-nosed 6-foot-2 center that same year would earn the title of Indiana Mr. Basketball.

By most accounts, Bass continues to be viewed as the best player the Woodmen program has produced. Dominant in an era of innocence about to be shaken by the attack on Pearl Harbor, he also excelled in football and baseball while at Greenwood.

 

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