The name on the front of the jersey says Tech. The pride behind it belongs to all of central Indiana, especially those who grew up in the Indianapolis Public Schools system.
The Titans’ rise to the Class 4A boys basketball state championship final is much more than the story of a very good team fulfilling what many saw as its roundball potential. This is the symbolic renaissance of an urban school system that has hit bottom and is looking for a spark.
Sure, high school athletics — even basketball in a state where the sport is worshipped — are not the litmus test for the quality of a school system.