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Franklin native Jerry Petro is being honored by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in a March 26 ceremony on the southside. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Jerry Petro soon will have a general idea of the words he’ll speak into a microphone the night of March 26.

Whom he’ll publicly thank. Whom to carefully omit without the risk of stepping on feelings.

For a man whose career as a full-time basketball official lasted 30 years and touched the hardwood of many an Indiana gymnasium, this could be the Franklin native’s toughest call yet.

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