Letter: Wonder Five: Growing up in magical Franklin hoops era




To the editor:

After reading the nice articles from the Daily Journal on March 29 (“Wonder-ful memories”), I decided to write the editor about my experiences and stories of the Wonder Five and some of the basketball history of Franklin.

Growing up in Franklin, you learned right away all about the famous Wonder Five from the time you could walk and talk. I learned about that wonderful group of players from my parents and others in my life.

My dad would tell me stories about the Wonder Five. He grew up near Franklin College and would help those members get their game bags in the gym, and he would get in free. He knew each one by name or nickname. My dad’s nickname was Sug. My dad was about 10 years younger than the team members.

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