Jumpin’ Johnny Wilson

first_imgI was sorry to read that Johnny Wilson, the oldest living Indiana Mr. Basketball, recently passed away at the age of 91.  Wilson played for Anderson High School and Anderson College before becoming a member of the Harlem Globetrotters.Johnny Wilson grew up in the age of all white basketball teams.  One of his early coaches told him that the only way he would ever break into the high school lineup would be if he were so good the coach had to play him.  Wilson did just that, and he obviously proved that he was that good.There will be a statue of Wilson placed outside the Anderson High School gym.  Quite an honor!!last_img

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