Nephew looks back at life of 1939 Mr. Basketball Crowe




Seated in the residence hall bearing his surname, Brad Crowe spoke warmly and at length of the seven uncles and two aunts so instrumental in his upbringing.

Images of two of the uncles grace the rectangular plaque affixed to the brick entryway of Crowe Hall on the north fringes of the University of Indianapolis campus.

One is George Crowe, Indiana’s first Mr. Basketball in 1939. The other is older brother Ray Crowe, a sports pioneer in his own right, having coached the legendary mid-1950s Crispus Attucks High School basketball teams.

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